Photo of the exterior of Kelvin Smith LIbrary

Celebrate Preservation Week with Kelvin Smith Library April 27

In honor of Preservation Week, Kelvin Smith Library will host a cooperative bookbinding event Wednesday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library’s lobby.

Participants will sew a blank book using a sewing frame. Each participant will be given a ticket for a chance to win the handmade book when it is complete, finishing the book with the cover material of the winner’s choice.

Free educational material and in-person advice on preserving your own collections of books, photos and digital material also will be available.

Preservation Week, a yearly national event sponsored by the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services, was created to increase public awareness of preservation needs and inspire action to preserve personal, family and community collections of all kinds, as well as library, museum and archive collections.