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It’s #colorourcollections or #colourourcollections week!

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Get out your crayons, your felt tip markers and your color pencils.  Join the fun.

Today marks the beginning of #colorourcollections or #colourourcollections day. All over the world, libraries are sharing their pages and we can make them our colorful own.  Just follow this wonderful stream and access not only the black and white canvases, but the growing collection of colorful creations.

The New York Academy of Medicine shared the origin story of the February 1st through 5th event:

inspired in part by a recent twitter exchange with the Biodiversity Heritage Library, we are starting a week-long special collections coloring fest on social media, using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections. There is so much great coloring content in special collections, especially when looking at early illustrated books meant to be colored by hand.

From medieval illumination to medical diagrams, there’s a little something for nearly every coloring interest.Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 12.19.40 PM

Thanks to Mary Clark (@SEMSLibraryLady) for sharing the list of participating libraries and to Gary Price (@infodocket) for his comprehensive January 29th round-up!

Gary promised to grow this list:


Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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