March 03, 2011
Look at all these books that need repairs! The book repair team at "MGC Book Hospital" has its hands full trying to repair and stabilize these books so we can get them back on the shelves for patron use.
The sad thing about many of our "book patients" is that they shouldn’t be here. They are here because someone mistreated them. Some have pages torn out, some just have torn pages. Others are here because their bindings are in need of a "tuck" here or there, and some get "the works"—pages mended, covers replaced or rebuilt, and new binding tape around their edges.
Please use our books with care. A great number of them are fragile with many over 100 years old. Don’t join the growing number of vandals who are tearing pages out of the books. Remember, costs may be going up everywhere else, but at the Midwest Genealogy Center, copies are still only 10 cents each.
Midwest Genealogy Center