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Library lends out clothes to people for interviews

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In recognition of the fact that their young members struggle to afford an appropriate outfit, the New York Public Library is lending a helping hand.

The library is lending out essential interview attire - ties, briefcases and handbags - in a bid to help job applicants look smart and hopefully land the job.

Adults and teenagers who are members of the library can borrow the items for three weeks, as long as they don’t have outstanding fines of $15 or more on their library cards.
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Awesome! I had to borrow my first suit...had nothing. That's a great initiative.
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My local library lends pedometers, and kits for testing radon in the home!
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Did they clean it every time someone returns a suit?
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North Bay ON library lends out cake pans, & fishing rods.
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Good idea!
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Still not convinced how does free clothing create jobs.
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What a fantastic idea.
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Love it.
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This has been happening in New Zealand for years!!!
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Gonna need those clothes just in case another 'day after tomorrow' happens again!
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Wow, public service doing a public service. Nice.
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This is cool. Very thoughtful.
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Nice idea but if they get the job then what do they wear?
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