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As Los Angeles libraries remained closed until further notice and free online resources remained abundant, librarians at the L.A. Public Library’s Octavia Lab began printing face shields for hospital workers, officials announced Wednesday.
Staff at the Octavia Lab – a digital media makerspace in downtown L.A.’s Central Library – began producing the headband and bottom piece of face shields Tuesday for use by L.A. County and UCLA hospitals, according to a news release from L.A. Public Library.
The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, a partner in the endeavor, is making the plastic shields that make up a part of the face shield.
The hospitals approved the 3D printed models as they face growing needs for…