Library Chronicle: Get out your crayons for National Coloring Book Day

Tallie Gray of the Grand County Library District drew this sketch of a bear for readers to color in on National Coloring Book Day, August 2. Look for it in the Wednesday, July 27 print edition or visit any area library to pick up a coloring copy.
Tallie Gray/Grand County Library District

It’s National Coloring Book Day and a chance to use your creativity! Relax your brain. Reduce your anxiety. Improve your motor skills, concentration, brain function and sleep. There are many scientific articles to show that even a few minutes of creative activity can benefit your health.

The Grand County Library District is here to help you unleash your creativity.

Sign up for a library program like Bookbinding with Teresa Banman, Crochet Classes with Lois Reszetucha, or Messy Art for Teens, held at the Fraser Valley Library.

Use your library card to log into the district’s online crafting resource, Creativebug, where you can sign up for five-minute classes or 30-day classes. Try a class in sewing, cooking, painting, doodling, marketing your art, and everything in between, including jewelry making, knitting, and crafts for kids.

Grand’s five libraries also have sketch kits available for payment. Each kit contains art supplies and a journal to encourage customers to draw a Grand County frame to share with others.

Of course, Grand County Library District also has a great collection of books, magazines, and DVDs to check out. For more inspiration, stop by your local library or visit to browse our program schedule and our online catalog.

In the meantime, have fun coloring this creature from Grand County.


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