May 18, 2022

Roundup: Links to a Growing List of Library Coloring Books as “Color Our Collections Week” Begins

Monday (February 1, 2016) is the beginning of the “Color Our Collections Week” coloring event being organized by The New York Academy of Medicine.

In Their Own Words:

As you may know by now, there is a coloring craze going on. And we want libraries and their patrons to join in the fun!

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.

A number of coloring books available for on-demand printing (PDFs) are already online as well as collections of images to download and color.

If you color a picture, your encouraged to share it on social media using the hashtag, #ColorOurCollections.

Here’s a roundup with DIRECT links to some of the coloring books and/or images already available online.

We will update this post with more as they become available.

See Also: More Libraries Participating in Color Our Collections Week

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.