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Book Repair: Prevention First

When:  
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   Reddick Public Library District (In Person, Max: 25)
Cost:   Free

  • The registration deadline for this event has passed.

This workshop is limited to 25 participants and is now full. Registration is closed.

This hands-on workshop is designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials. Prevention is the key, but we will address specific, common repairs: re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, ripped and torn pages.

Materials required:
Each participant is asked to bring materials to be used during the hands-on activities:
* one or two paperback books, preferable new or new-like
* one hardbound book with a book jacket
* one stapled book or magazine
* one hardbound book that needs repair
* one hardbound book without a book jacket

Desired Outcomes:
More efficient/effective ways to maintain general circulating print materials

Presenter:
Kary Barth, regional sales manager for Kapco Library Products, has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana and has worked with libraries since 1992. Formerly the national library sales manager for Kapco, Kary authored a basic book repair guide that was previously sold by Kapco. Kary has presented book protection/repair workshops in various venues through the United States.

Type:   Program

Register by: 9/10/2017


Categories: Academic Libraries, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries, Technical Services, Joliet Area, LaSalle Area, Aurora Area


This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 9/26/2017


Questions? Please contact Louise Svehla.

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