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Nancy Grant <[log in to unmask]>
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Nancy Grant <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 11 May 2020 17:29:36 -0400
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Great idea! And the following information is from the CDC, found on

The CDC suggests using two layers of tightly woven 100 percent cotton
fabric — such as quilter’s material or bedsheets with a high thread count —
folded in multiple layers.

Thicker, high-grade cotton masks are usually better at filtering small
particles. However, stay away from materials that are too thick, such as
vacuum cleaner bags.

In general, a bit of breathing resistance is expected when wearing a mask.
Materials that don’t let any air through can make it hard to breathe. This
can place pressure on your heart and lungs.

Built-in filters
<> can
boost the effectiveness of DIY face masks. Coffee filters, paper towels,
and just about any other filter can help boost protection.
Nancy B. Grant
Maine Balsam Libraries Consortium President
Retired LMS, NBCT
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
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On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 5:18 PM Kate Cutko <[log in to unmask]>

> When we reopen we decided to try using reusable, washable face
> coverings for those patrons who arrive at the library without one.
> Being open only two days a week will offer us enough time to launder
> the masks between days. An otherwise unemployed woman in Richmond,
> Maine personalizes items with any logo or photograph.  She carries
> US-made single and double ply masks. Single ply are $7 each and double
> ply are $9 each. She created personalized masks for us with our
> library logo! See the image on our Facebook page: Bowdoinham Public
> Library. They are fantastic!  I am posting her info here with her
> permission.  Reach her via her website: .  See
> many custom masks she has done on her Facebook page : Debora Jean White
> Kate Cutko
> Library Director
> Bowdoinham Public Library
> 207-666-8405
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