ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Technology is being used by Rockingham County Public Libraries to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Librarians at the Eden Branch Library started using a 3-D printer to make face shields for colleagues in the Rockingham County Health Department and the Rockingham County Department of Social Services.
"I made a prototype and took it over to my director and he said, 'Great! Make me another one,' and I did," said Katherine Seaver, the branch manager at the Eden Public Library in Rockingham County.
Seaver said the idea came when the library staff was looking at things they could do with the 3-D printer to help with the shortage of masks and face shields.
"I got a call a few minutes later and they said we need 50 of them, so I've been in the mass-producing business of making as many as we can right now and we've made 16," Seaver said. "We've been running the 3-D printer almost nonstop. It takes about four hours per mask to make with two and a half hours on the 3-D printer itself," she said.
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