Rain! Much as we need it outdoors, it can wreak havoc with books, papers, photographs, and more if it gets into your house. Libraries often get rainy-season calls for advice on how to salvage rain-soaked materials. The Library of Congress shows how to:
- Prevent water damage to book and paper, photos, music, paintings, and furniture
- Recover family treasures after a flood
- Find an appraiser for your old books
See the LOC’s Collections Care pages for even more detailed information.
Meanwhile, do move those boxes of books, scrapbooks, and photographs out of your damp garage and off the basement floor!