I have been volunteering in the Oakland Family History Library for eighteen months. I have been repairing and rebinding books from the Library so they will survive another 50 to 100 years of use.
This old bible was brought in by a friend who didn't know I worked there. I enjoyed getting it back together and in a condition where it can be used often for another 150 years. I was happy to help and she was happy to donate to the library.
This was my last book for a while.
The little mark of a compass rose is my symbol for the books I rebound. There are three of us who bind books now. Through the years each person has marked the books they worked on. If you see a compass rose in a book in that library - I will take all the credit or perhaps the blame for a poor job.
I haven't had the courage to work on my own books yet. I really love them in their worn and tattered condition. Only the best RESTORATION, not repair or rebinding, can improve the value of a book beyond library use.
Kristi spent her time at the Library helping patrons.