Harford County library system offers support to federal workers affected by shutdown
By Aegis staff report
Jan 21, 2019 at 9:45 AM
Harford County Public Library is inviting federal workers affected by the government shutdown to visit any of its 11 libraries to use its resources and services.
The library system will also waive fees and fines for those affected by the shutdown, it announced today.
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.
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport’s security Checkpoint A has reopened Tuesday, after closing due to “excessive call-outs” by TSA agents who have not been paid in weeks because of the federal government shutdown, an airport spokesman said.
The libraries are closed today for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. For more information about library resources, click here.
The shutdown is more than a month old. President Donald Trump on Saturday offered extend protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for $5.7 billion for his border wall.
But Democrats said the three-year proposal didn't go nearly far enough. And it appears the two parties are no closer to ending the impasse that has resulted in 800,000 federal workers being furloughed or forced to work without pay since before Christmas.
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 email@example.com.”