Harford Library System Offers Support for Furloughed Workers

Harford County Public Library today announced that federal workers affected by the federal government shutdown may visit any of its 11 libraries to take advantage of its resources and services. The library system will also waive fines and fees for anyone affected by the shutdown.

According to The Baltimore Sun:

Computers are available at the libraries and can be a resource for those dealing with the shutdown. Staff will help with questions about food, utilities, legal matters, finances and other concern that may arise.

“During this difficult time for many, we want the community to know we are here for them,” said Alex M. Allman, chairperson of the Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees.

Near the start of the shutdown, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman extended the county’s support to those affected and called for an end to the shutdown.

“In local government, we provide services 24/7 and shutdowns are not an option. For Harford County citizens and families affected by the federal impasse, my office of constituent services remains open at 410-638-3420 or by email at citizensaffairs@harfordcountymd.gov.”

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Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches located throughout Harford County. More than 1.6 million visitors use library services and resources each year. In 2018 Harford County Public Library was named one of America’s Star Libraries for the eighth time by Library Journal. It was also the recipient of a 2018 Graphic Design USA American Inhouse Design Award. For more information, visit HCPLonline.org.