Help Mask Gibsonville — UPDATED June 26, 2020
Looking for a way to help our community?
Do you have extra fabric and time to donate?
With a new statewide mask requirement, many people are struggling to find face coverings. Library staff are making masks to provide to community members who need them, and would be happy to accept mask donations, as well.
We know many people want to help, and we want to connect you with those who need it. We originally launched “Mask Gibsonville” to help provide for town employees. Since then, we have received great feedback and enough masks to fill our need. The Town was also able to secure mask sources to make sure employees are safe. However, there are still those in our community who could use a donated mask. Local businesses struggling to adjust to new restrictions, seniors, and other high-risk residents in Gibsonville are still looking for masks. The library is still accepting donated masks and will distribute them to those who need them.
How to make masks:
The CDC has provided a simple pattern or template for sewing your own masks at home, available here: CDC Mask Template
The New York Times shared a pattern that is a bit more advanced, including pin tucks and fabric ties, available here: NYT Mask Template
How to donate masks:
When your masks are finished, please place them in a sealed ziploc-style bag and deposit them in the library’s outdoor bookdrop or bring them inside to library staff during our normal business hours. Thank you!