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Suffolk Libraries thanks volunteers for face coverings

Suffolk Libraries is thanking around 50 volunteers who have kindly made face coverings to protect library staff.

Before libraries reopened, library volunteers were asked if they would like to make and donate face coverings for staff to wear. Around 50 replied to volunteer and now hundreds of the coverings they’ve made are being worn by library staff across Suffolk.

This is particularly important as the government has recently updated its guidance meaning that as of this Saturday (8 August) it will be mandatory for everyone to wear a face covering in libraries.

Diane Moore, Volunteer Engagement Manager, said:

"During this period of lockdown we asked our volunteers whether any of them would be willing to make face coverings for our staff . The response was amazing and we would like to thank them all for their support."

The contributions of volunteers have included five ladies from the Bury St Edmunds area who’ve made 170 masks between them. One volunteer from Bungay also presented her face coverings in a special gift bag for staff and a volunteer from Leiston made a special Spiderman version for the manager of Leiston Library to wear (see photo below).

the manager of Leiston library wearing a spiderman face covering