Join #ColorOurCollections

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Online Digital Resources
February 5, 2018 to February 9, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Library and Information Science, Humanities, Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Hi everyone,

Have you heard of #ColorOurCollections? Now in its third year, #ColorOurCollections is a week-long library & special collections coloring fest on social media!

From February 5-9, 2018, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials in their collections.  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 a hundred institutions and featured coloring sheets based on children’s classics, natural histories, botanicals, anatomical atlases, university yearbooks, patents, and more.

Want to participate? Create a coloring book and register at!  Tips for creating the perfect coloring book are on the site. Please register and submit your coloring book by January 31, 2018. New content will not go live until the campaign week starts, but early submissions are greatly appreciated! 

Please help us spread the word, sign up if you are participating, and let us know if you have any questions or problems.

We’re looking forward to it! 


Contact Info: 

Allison Piazza 

References Services and Outreach Librarian, The New York Academy of Medicine

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