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Sue McClintock - Carver Library <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 11:06:22 -0500
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Hi Eve,

We gave up on New stickers and use "paper tape" from Demco in various
colors on our new materials. We cut off a snippet and write the month on
it, e.g. Dec. so that we know when to pull it off again in six months or
so. It removes neatly with peeling, no residue. We found that writing the
month by number confused people (is it a 12 day loan? No, added in
December), but the month abbreviations make sense to them.
The colors are on an "urgency" scale: yellow for new movies (1 week loan),
green for "new" books (2 week loan), and blue for new items with regular
4-week loan periods, including "new to us" books, new audiobooks, and new
children's materials. Hope that helps!


Sue McClintock
Library Director

Carver Memorial Library
12 Union St. / P.O. Box 439
Searsport, ME 04974

On Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 11:44 AM Eve Sotiriou <
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> Hello everyone! We were wondering what "new" stickers other libraries used
> that 1. stick to the material and not fall off and 2. not stick so much
> that you need goo be gone to take it off.  We've tried every type available
> at Demco, but none fit the bill.
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks!!
> Eve
> ‚ÄčEve Sotiriou
> Desk and Volunteer Coordinator
> Waterville Public Library