We had two excellent presentations yesterday for care of home libraries. Lynne Thomas of NIU’s Rare Book diviion said that if you are keeping your house between 65 and 75 degrees with low humidity, you are probably preserving yourbooks just fine. Sudden changes, humidity and light are the main culprits. Then two of our great book menders demonstrated basic techniques in book mending. As a public library, we do not do archival book restoration but we do mend books all of the time. Thanks to one and all who presented and who attended. We will do this again.
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