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Urbandale Public Library/Preservation Week 2020

In honor of Preservation Week (April 26 – May 2, 2020), we’re sharing resources and programs to help you to preserve and protect your personal memories and treasures.

What is Preservation Week?

Sponsored by the (ALA) Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), Preservation Week inspires actions to preserve personal, family, and community collections in addition to library, museum, and archive collections.  With so many of us staying close to home, now is a great time to sort through your old photos, scrapbooks, recipes, and other memorabilia – and learn how keep those precious items safe!


Get inspired to preserve your family history with live and on-demand educational opportunities, including diy recipe collages!

Visit our Preservation Week Programs page.

Expert Tips

Not sure where to start? Our Expert Tips page provides information about things to consider when you’re ready to begin an at-home preservation project, suggestions for military families, and guidance on preserving specific kinds of items, such as old photographs and textiles.

Visit the Expert Tips page.