The El Dorado County Library in California might have closed its tangible doors on its 100000 patrons in the wake of this pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped them from using their vast resources to help the community. 

The library boasts of a 3D printing lab where users create their own creations, which is currently used by health workers to create face shields for themselves. 

The goal is to create 15,000 shields, and they have already created 800. So the going has been pretty steady, considering the lack of resources and the added stress on everybody. 

Closed Libraries are Offering Parking Lot Wi-Fi, E-books, and Zoom Story Time

Libraries have never been just a repository of magazines, and books that we can peruse at our disposal. They are giant hubs of social activity, where people from all walks of life come and find solace. In the time of a pandemic, their job becomes even more complicated. Instead of shutting down doors, and veritably closing all forms of knowledge, libraries are bringing themselves up to date by installing hot spots around their location where people can come and access the internet. Considering everyone has a smartphone these days, wifi connectivity is not at all just a dream. 

“We’ve made sure to boost our internet access to our parking lots,” says Columbus Metropolitan Library CEO Pat Losinski. Many libraries have parked their bookmobiles near giant housing societies to enable free hotspots to the residents.