Library Joins Efforts to Print Face Shields

Rochester Hills Public Library Joins Efforts to Print Face Shields and Frames for Healthcare Workers

Split screen with a small machine printing a plastic oval-shaped ring on the left and several rings lined up on the right

RHPL Joins Efforts to Print Face Shields Using 3D Printer

As the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact communities in the State of Michigan, the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) has taken steps to help protect healthcare workers by using the library’s 3D printers to create face shields. Library staff downloaded the design files from and are printing and assembling the face shields at home.

Eureka Lab/Makerspace Specialist Tierney Czartoski says she can print one shield visor every two hours and has been printing them for the past week. The face masks include a visor, plastic shield, and a fastener. The goal is to make 75-100 completed masks to donate to area hospitals.

Libraries across Michigan have joined the home effort to produce face shields using their 3D printers. These shields will be donated to area hospitals, where healthcare workers are on the frontlines in battling this global pandemic. The Rochester Hills Public Library donated the materials used to create the face shields.

“The Rochester Hills Public Library has always been a champion of the entrepreneur and our current health crisis has us thinking like innovators,” said library director Juliane Morian. “Knowing that we have the resources to print face shields, we reached out to other makerspace professionals to learn the best ways to get this critical personal protection equipment into the hands of area health professionals. We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate.”

About Rochester Media

Rochester Media publishes The Community Edge digital newsletter of recently posted articles from Rochester Media, a hyper-local news outlet covering all things in and around Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township. Send us you press releases and news happenings to

Speak Your Mind