Bruce County Public Library now offers free handmade face masks to community members! Recognizing that purchasing quality masks may be a financial burden for families and that obtaining or sourcing good-quality face masks in small communities can sometimes be difficult, the library teamed up with community crafters and the Canada Sews Grey Bruce chapter.
Exceeding all expectations, these volunteers generously produced hundreds of face masks for distribution through our 17 library branches. Along with connecting community mask-makers, the library was also able to source fabric and other materials locally and support local businesses.
All masks are made with 100% cotton and adhere to the recommended Health Canada standards. Masks are packaged individually, labelled as child or adult, and include information for best practices for wear and care according to Health Canada guidelines. The library aims to continue this project for as long as face masks are recommended as a safety measure in Ontario.
“This project perfectly exemplifies how the library fills the role as a community hub; a place where people can find information and services beyond books" says Nancy Kuhl, Branch Services & Programs Coordinator for Bruce County Public Library. "We are extremely pleased but not surprised by the response we’ve received as Bruce County residents once again show their vast capacity for looking after and helping one another, and we are very pleased to help facilitate that connection.”
As this program is ongoing, the library is grateful for any additional volunteers who would like to be a part of the initiative. For more information on how to get involved please call 519-832-6935, email email@example.com, or contact your local branch. Materials can be supplied at the sewer's request.
All 17 branches of the Public County Public Library are reopened to the public. A focus on safety of staff and patrons continues to be the Library’s top priority, and branch hours of service will remain reduced to allow for additional cleaning. Curbside Pickup is still available for those who do not wish to enter the branches at this time. To learn more about the Library please visit their website at library.brucecounty.on.ca or visit any of their 17 branches.