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This week our nation celebrates Preservation Week.  The American Library Association initiated this week-long celebration following a Heritage Health Index report in 2005 by the Heritage Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.  ALA encourages libraries and other institutions to use Preservation Week to connect our communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.

Now in its ninth year, the Baylor Libraries have partnered with the Waco-McLennan County Public Library to offer a variety of learning opportunities for the Waco community.

Monday night (4/23), Beth Farwell (Director of Central Libraries) joined Houston Journalist Michael C. Duke to share lessons learned following Hurricane Harvey and resources available to prepare for saving your own family history.

On Saturday afternoon (4/28), Baylor Libraries personnel will participate in a Preservation Fair between 1:00 – 3:30 pm at the South Waco Library.


For more information on Preservation Week, visit

Quick tips for preserving your family treasures

FEMA recovering family documents