One of my colleagues sent an email to a few of us here at the library yesterday, filling us in on a recent trend that is going on nationwide.  What started as coloring book clubs, has begun to cross over into libraries across America. Coloring book events have been held for patrons to partake in the fun and relaxing hobby of coloring – children, teens and adults alike!  One of my first thoughts when I started reading about this wave of creativity, was how cool would it be for hospital libraries to provide coloring pages for patients and their families to use as a form of therapy!  The bright colors and focus required to complete the pages, could lift spirits and distract for a bit from stressful situations, right? Just an idea 🙂

You can follow the hashtag #colorourcollections on Twitter to receive updates on events going on, as well as photos of work being completed.


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