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One Havertown library is offering free DVD checkouts to furloughed workers

January 21, 2019 - 1:09 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As the government shutdown continues, one Havertown library is looking to help furloughed federal employees pass the time with a free movie rental.

The Haverford Township Free Library, at 1601 Darby Road, in Havertown announced they are allowing "free DVD checkouts to all library cardholders who are federal government employees and have been furloughed due to the partial government shut down."

Free DVD checkouts for Furloughed Government Workers! The #htfl will allow free DVD checkouts to all library cardholders who are federal government employees and have been furloughed due to the partial government shut down. This applies only to checkouts occurring at the Haverford Township Free Library. All other DVD check out policies other than fees apply. #htfl #dvd #furloughed

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The library would go on to say that this offer will only apply to checkouts made at the Havertown Township Free Library, and that all other DVD check out polices, other than fee, also apply.

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With no real end to the shutdown in sight, many other local and national companies are lending a helping hand through discounts and savings.

Some of those businesses include everything from energy companies, cell phone service providers, banks, and even local favorites like museums and restaurants.

You can find the full list here: During shutdown, these Philly places are offering freebies for the furloughed

Donation are another way you can help federal workers, as many are turning to food banks to help feed their families.

Companies like the Philadelphia International Airport are asking for the public’s support, as their employees are still working -- even though they aren’t being paid.

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