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Library sets 40th Bible and Old Book Repair Day

POSTED: April 7, 2013 11:36 p.m.

If your family has a treasured book or Bible that has fallen apart or simply needs a new cover, bring it to the 40th annual Bible and Old Book Repair Day on Tuesday.

This event is put together by the Hall County Library System and the National Library Bindery.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the headquarters branch of the Hall County Library System at 127 Main St., Gainesville.

Family Bibles, study Bibles, cookbooks, collectors’ items and other special books can all be brought to this event. It is also an option for churches that need hymnals repaired.

Ken Jewell, a representative from the National Library Bindery, will be present to help participants pick out a cover and will give a price quote.

If owners decide they want to have their books rebound or repaired, the volumes will be sent to the National Library Bindery in Roswell.

It takes about two months for the books to be repaired. Book owners will be asked to pay when the books are ready.

“It’s just a great way to serve the community,” said Ronda Sanders, a genealogy and local history librarian at the library system. “They really seem to appreciate it.”

Sanders said the most common type of patron will bring in older family Bibles to be repaired.

Once the books are ready, the owners can pick them up at the downtown branch of the library.


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