Color Our Collections! Adult coloring around the world.
We’ve taken a break from offering coloring programs here at the library, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped coloring or lost interest in it, not by any long shot! We thought we’d share this information for those of you who are missing our coloring programs and want some new (free) materials to color.
From February 6-10, 2017, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials in their collections. Users are invited to download and print the coloring sheets and share their filled-in images, using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections.
All content is sourced from the collections of participating institutions. With participants from around the globe, this campaign offers an opportunity to explore the vast and varied offerings of the library world, without geographical constraints. Last year’s campaign included over 210 institutions and featured coloring sheets based on children’s classics, natural histories, botanicals, anatomical atlases, university yearbooks, patents, and more.
While the Manchester City Library has yet to participate in this annual event, we encourage you to check out the free coloring pages offered by some of the country’s most prestigious institutions.