I didn't see this news anywhere on MR yet, so here it is:
"All Free Library of Philadelphia Customers,
We deeply regret to inform you that without the necessary budgetary legislation by the State Legislature in Harrisburg, the City of Philadelphia will not have the funds to operate our neighborhood branch libraries, regional libraries, or the Parkway Central Library after October 2, 2009."
Very sad indeed. As far as I can tell, they didn't have eBooks, but this is still important news for the community at large.