From the Philadelphia Free Library's website:
"All Free Library of Philadelphia Branch, Regional and Central Libraries Closed Effective Close of Business October 2, 2009."
The Inquirer covers it here.
Scare tactic or not, I grieve for my hometown.
In fact, I am so disgusted and dumbfounded I can't even write a proper eulogy.
Edited to add:
Here's how the FLP suggests that you help.