Ancient Writing Materials

Ancient writers wrote on a variety of other materials besides papyrus, including pottery, animal hides, wood, and even ancient paper. There was, to a certain extent, a progression over time from the use of papyrus to parchment and later, paper. However, the unique characterstics of each material often lended them particular uses which were maintained over the centuries.

The Michigan Papyrus Collection has examples of many, varied types of writing materials – click on a material below to learn more about it. Each page contains information about that material as well as images of examples from the collection. In some cases, a link to the APIS entry for the example text is also available, providing detailed information, images and translations. Just click on the bull!

Boogie Board 8.5 Inch LCD Writing Tablet

  • Erase your image with the touch of a button and a friendly flash from the liquid crystal display – COOL!
  • Sealed 3V watch battery never needs replacing.
  • The Boogie Board tablet is an ultra 1/8-Inch thin and is easy to take with you in a purse, scheduler, briefcase or backpack.
  • The case and LCD are made from durable plastic materials. Safe for school use and all around the house, office and car.
  • The Boogie Board tablet’s pressure-sensitive LCD writing surface creates lines of different thickness based on how hard you push – just like paper and pen!
 Product Details
Color: Black
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.6 x 1.5 inches ; 4.2 ounces
Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Item model number: PT01085BLKA0000
Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (402 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#26 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Input Devices > Graphics Tablets
Date first available at December 1, 2009
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Product Description
Color: Black
Say Goodbye to Paper! The original Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD writing tablet that started a revolution. Ultra light (4 oz.) and thin (1/8-Inch). One just isn’t enough. Get one for on the go, in the office and multiple places around the house. Almost anywhere you’d keep memo pads, sticky notes or scrap paper. The Boogie Board tablet’s pressure-sensitive LCD writing surface creates lines of different thickness based on how hard you push – just like paper and pen!

Ball Pens, Refills And Markers

Our customers can avail from us a wide assortment of Ball Pens, Refills and Markers. All these products stand at par with the industry quality standards and guidelines. Furthermore, these are offered at industry leading prices so as to ensure their economic viability.

Reynold Ball Pen – 045
Reynold Reffills – 045
Leader Art Marker
White Board Marker
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OHP Marker – Camel
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Cello Techno Bip
Add Gel Achive Pen
Add Gel Achive Reffill
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Today Award
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Uni ball Pen all Colour

All Pin And Gem Clip

We specialize in supplying a widespread assortment of All Pin and Gem Clips, which is safe to use and are of high quality. These are manufactured by our vendors with precision using modern technology and techniques. Besides, we offer our product range at most descent prices and also deliver the same to the clients within the promised time frame.

Lion All Pin 100g (Box)
Lion All Pin 400g (Box)
Lion Gem Clip (Box)
Luxury 35mm Gem Clip (Box)
Plastic Gem Clip (Box)
Post Pad 1.5 x 2
Post Pad 2 x 3
Post Pad 3 x 3
Post Pad 3 x 4
Post Pad 3 x 5

Library Book Display Ideas Grab Readers with Library Book Displays

Library users are often overwhelmed trying to choose from the huge selection of books filling the shelves. Libraries that feature books in displays help overcome that problem. The potential reader has a manageable selection to browse through.

I spent fifteen years of my library career in Baltimore County Public Library. There was a heavy emphasis on merchandising the collection. When I became a library director in Texas, I trained my staff to display books in the stacks, to feature books near the check out area, and to keep our many display racks filled with fresh looking material.

Merchandising and displaying the library’s collection is not a frill. It is essential to get maximum use out of the materials and to keep your patrons interested and returning again and again. Show off the library’s books, movies, music and other materials with effective displays.

Magnetic Pocket Chart

Our incredibly convenient pocket chart has a handy magnetic strip on back…so it easily sticks to any magnetic surface! The durable nylon chart has ten rugged, stitched-on plastic pockets, plus sturdy metal grommets—so you can also hang it from traditional chart stands. Pockets hold cards that are up to 3 1/2″ x 31 1/2″ long. Blue chart is 33 1/2″ x 41 1/2″ high.
item# JJ227

Use It For Everything

By Deettap from Wasilla, AK (read all my reviews)Date:August 2, 2010

Pros: solid construction, easy to use, makes learning fun
I am: a teacher Where I use this product: homeschoolBottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.“I use this pocket chart for everything. I love that it goes up on my chalkboard so easily. The magnets hold much better than I expected. This chart is a staple in my classroom.
Can’t wait to get all the great science vocabulary pocket chart kits this year to go with it :)”

3M Whiteboard Eraser Pad

This is for – not one – but for a 3 item bundle of the following:
Whiteboard Eraser Pad removes dry-erase marks from whiteboards and cleans permanent marker stains on whiteboards. No sprays or cleaners needed. Add water to erase most permanent marker, ghosting and residue

Whiteboard Eraser – 3.0″ x 5.0″ – 2/Pack – White, Yellow
Eraser Type – Whiteboard Eraser
Country Of Origin – United States
Recycled – No
Recycled Content – 0%
Post-consumer-waste% – 0%
Assembly Required – No
Height – 3.0″
Width – 5.0″
Color – Yellow
Manufacturer – 3M
Manufacturer Part Number – 581WBE
Manufacturer Website Address –
Weight approximate – 0.16 oz