Covering School Books
Some argue that covering your child’s school books makes them last longer; however, most exercise books will easily last the year uncovered. There are a few ways to cover books: contact, paper, or plastic; I’ve detailed how to cover them with contact and paper below.
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What can I use to cover a book?
You can use foreign or old newspapers, old or new maps, sheet music, old wall paper, a brown paper bag, and so on to cover your books. Unless you’re covering a smaller book, you’ll need a large piece of paper.
Should I cover my books with plastic?
Books need to breathe, and plastic can trap moisture, encouraging mold, warping, and pests, as well as reacting with the book. If you must store a book in a bag, try a paper bag or wrap the book in paper, tissue, or plain cloth.
How do you cover old books?
With the book open, lay out the paper underneath it, leaving about 3 inches on either side so it can be folded over the book cover and closed. Fold the paper over the front cover and secure it with the Frog Tape. This will help keep the paper straight as you fold over the paper on the back cover.
How do you make a perfect book cover?
To make a durable cover that will protect your book from wear and tear, cut a piece of thick, clear plastic. To make a skintight book jacket, use clear contact paper, but be carefulu2014the additional adhesive is more likely to rip the cover of your book if you remove it.
What are the plastic covers on library books called?
The dust jacket (also known as the book jacket, dust wrapper, or dust cover) is a detachable outer cover for a book that is usually made of paper and printed with text and illustrations, and has folded flaps that hold it to the front and back book covers.
How do you cover a hardback book?
Apply Demcou00ae Film Fiber Tape to the outside cover of the book, wrap the tape around the edge, and secure to the book jacket cover inside. Crease the film with a bone folder. Wrap the covered jacket around the book.
How do I protect my paperback book?
Many librarians simply reinforce the weakest area of these books u2014 the corner where the covers attach to the spine u2014 with a durable clear tape, such as Demco Crystal Clear Book Tape, and discard them after several circulations.
How do you cover a book without tape?
Book Cover with No Tape
- Step 2: Cut Apart the Bag. To begin, cut out the bottom of the bag and make a cut down the length of the bag so you have one big rectangle.
- Step 3: Cover Length.
- Step 4: Cover Height.
- Step 5: Put It On.
- Step 6: You’re Done!