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October 25, 1995

Preservation Directorate and Center for the Book Produce New Bookmarks

The importance of taking proper care of books is emphasized in four striking bookmarks recently produced jointly by the Library's Preservation Directorate and its Center for the Book.

"We are stepping up our outreach efforts," said Diane Kresh, head of the Preservation Directorate. "The bookmarks are the first of several projects we are developing with the Center for the Book. They are available in many of the Library's reading rooms and from both the Preservation Directorate and the Center for the Book."

The brightly colored bookmarks present, in different combinations, the following messages: "Turn Pages, Not Corners"; "Protect Our Heritage"; "Write on Paper, Not Pages"; "Every Hand Makes a Difference"; "Photocopy with Care"; "I Cannot Live Without Books"; "Books Change Lives"; and "Shape Your Future-- Read!"

The mission of the Preservation Directorate is to preserve all of the Library's collections--paper and non-paper, rare and non-rare--for current and future use.

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress was established in 1977 to stimulate public awareness about the importance of books, reading, and libraries.

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PR 95-144
ISSN 0731-3527

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