My research revealed that there are products that can be purchased for notepads or binding books, but I was really hoping to find a product that I already owned. I was not disappointed. Several sites mentioned that Elmer's school glue could be used for projects just like this and I happened to have a ton of the stuff.
Cut the paper to a desired size, even out, and clamp.
Using a small paint brush, apply a thin layer of glue to one edge
and clamp. Allow the glue to dry for about two hours, then repeat.
Allow another two hours of drying time.
The finished product!!
The process was easy and...it worked!!! The notepads hold together well and I have to admit that putting these things together made me think of my Pa. He was always working on interesting projects. So Pa, this one's for you!! And the service project? I've found an organization that can use them!!