UNAIR NEWS – It is true that the book is the frigate of knowledge and an eternal friend. No one can dismiss human needs in books. Each type of book has information that should be absorbed, whether novels, illustrated stories, encyclopedias, biographies, anthologies and other types of books.
A book never speaks but it is capable to shut people’s mouth because books can provide information accurately. But it depends on the choice of books to read.
As a book lover, many people are willing to spend money to buy their favorite books. As a result, there are piles of books at home like libraries. Therefore, book addicts are obliged to take care of their books so their most valuable assets can be maintained for a long period of time, it can even be passed on to their children and grandchildren later.
Here are some tips for keeping your favorite books in good shape:
- Keep the books in special place
It’s best to buy a bookcase or shelf. If there is no budget, borrow a neighbor’s or friend’s unused shelf. Because without a proper place, they may be scattered or damaged.
Make sure to put the shelves in well-lit place because insects like to make nests in places with less lighting. Place the shelf in an accessible place so it is easy to clean and also make sure the rack has a good air circulation so that the fungus does not multiply.
- Give the books extra attention
Cover the books with thick plastic which is not sticky. It is better to use transparent plastic so the book cover is still visible. Do not cover the books too tight to anticipate the books being opened.
- Don’t fold the book page
Use bookshelf dividers and bookmarks. Bookshelf dividers make the books remain firm and does not fall easily. While the bookmarks are important as page markers of books that have been read.
- Check the books regularly
If there are friends borrowing books, try your best to make a record. It is also necessary to make arrangements so that the book is returned intact. Clean the bookshelf regularly.
- Do not copy the book
In addition to violating copyright, if books are photocopied, the books can be damaged. (*)
Author: Tunjung Senja Widuri
Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh