Reed Memorial Library is taking appointments from anyone interested in having Crawford Bindery repair and bind books from their personal collections. The program begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Waller Room of the library. Appointments will be accepted every 15 minutes until 8:30 p.m.
During the appointment, Crawford representatives will explain what they can or cannot do to the books and the cost. If the customer agrees, the group from Crawford will take the books with them that night and either mail the repaired books to the customer or make arrangements for the books to be picked up at the library.
Crawford Bindery does conservation and restoration work for individuals, churches, historical societies and libraries. Original sewing is kept whenever possible. Resewing is done by hand when necessary. Cover materials are repaired or replaced. Spine and front cover stamping is available. Torn pages, fold-outs and other problems can be repaired.
Crawford can repair or rebind Bibles (hand or pulpit), rare books, atlases, ledgers, specialty books, photo albums, retirement books and albums, and archival materials. To preserve rare or brittle materials, Crawford can provide phase boxes and slip cases. It can also provide services for lamination of various materials, maps and charts. It takes about eight weeks to complete the repairs.
Reservations are being taken at the reference desk at Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna, (330) 296-2827, either in person or by phone.