MADISON – To relieve the urgent need facing health care workers, Madison Public Library used 21st-century technology to produce face shields needed to examine patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The purpose of the public library is to identify needs in the community and work to help meet those needs. I see this project as an extension of that purpose,” Nora Bahr said. Bahr works as Makerspace Librarian for Madison Public Library.
“When the call went out for 3D printers in the area, the library was able to go to action immediately. We already had the equipment and expertise … we’re just applying them in an innovative way,” Bahr said.
Printing at the Madison library ran non-stop from March 28 through April 15. “In that time, we produced 90 face shields. This includes the headband portion of the shield and the bottom support. The clear plastic and elastic…