Pittsburgh Bookmobile Funding in Crisis

A suprisingly detailed article on the struggle to fund Pittsburgh\'s apparently much-loved bookmobiles, from a new favorite, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

When Rosemary Mahalchak began searching for a videotape of a film called \"Breathing Lessons,\" she expected to find it rather easily because it was made recently, had well-known stars and was filmed, in part, around Pittsburgh.

But after a five-month search through bookstores, libraries and video stores, Mahalchak gave up hope of finding the 1994 made-for-TV movie . . . Then, just as she does one Tuesday each month, Mahalchak walked over to the Bookmobile when it stopped at the Chartiers Senior Resource Center in Carnegie, a few blocks from her home.

\"When I saw it here, I almost fell on the floor,\" said Mahalchak, a youthful 77-year-old with a flair for the dramatic who was at the Bookmobile last week returning the tape. . .

Mahalchak, though, and other Bookmobile patrons now are worried that with Allegheny County eliminating its funding for the five mobile libraries . . .

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