March 1, 2018

Book repair workshop registration open

Registration is now open for free book repair workshops being offered at four New Hampshire locations in May.  The classes will be offered at Littleton Public Library (Wed., May 9, 1 p.m.), Merrimack Public Library (Klumpp Room, Thu., May 10, 9 a.m.), Hooksett Public Library (Hebert Room, Thu., May 10, 2 p.m.), and Frost Free Library in Marlborough (Mabelle Page Room, Fri., May 11, 10 a.m.).

These 3-hour hands-on classes are limited to 25 participants with a maximum of 2 attendees per library.  Also note that the Mabelle Page Room in Marlborough is accessible only by stairs.

To sign up for a class, go to the registration page and choose View for the date and location you want.  Then choose Sign Up, enter requested information, and click Update.  You'll then be prompted to enter your library name and HSA code.  Then choose Continue and, after reviewing your entries, Yes. Sign Up!!

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

Each participant is asked to bring: one or two paperback books, preferably new or new-like, to demonstrate covering techniques; a hardbound book with a book jacket to demonstrate application of book jacket covers; a stapled book or magazine; one hardbound book that needs repair and a “naked” hardbound book (i.e., a hardbound book that does NOT have a book jacket cover).

Each participant will be provided with a free sample packet of materials.

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 1990.  Formerly the national library sales manager for Kapco, Barth authored a basic book repair guide that was previously available from Kapco and has presented book protection/repair workshops in various venues throughout the U.S.

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