Coloring Monday

Who doesn’t love to color? A lot of people, that’s who. You or someone you know probably at least likes to color or you wouldn’t be reading this. When I first created my Let’s Color page it was meant as a sort of resource for extra activities for quarantined kids. When I first learned about the Color Our Collections project, I was super stoked. Who doesn’t love the idea of museums, libraries, and archives producing coloring sheets or books? On closer inspection, I found that, while really quite cool, few of the books contain color-able pages. To save you time (and apparently waste my own), I’ve tried to feature books that have at least one colorable page. Hopefully, some pages from other sources will be added at some point. Who can tell?

Coloring Monday: Open Museum

Coloring Monday: Open Museum

Open Museum gets it. Their coloring book is very colorable and the images are pretty interesting, too. That's a rare combination. Download Coloring Book

Coloring Monday: Queens’ College Library

Coloring Monday: Queens’ College Library

Queens' College Library seems to contribute yearly to the Color Our Collections project. This coloring book from 2019 isn't too colorable. An open mind and some markers would serve, though. The porcupine is worth the download, but there's also a happy skeleton to help...

Coloring Monday: WTF Edition

Coloring Monday: WTF Edition

Oh, Bernard Becker Medical Library, how we do love you. I mean to say, who doesn't love someone who thinks an amputation scene is spot on for a coloring book? In addition to severed limbs, your child can enjoy coloring some funky creatures and a naked baby riding a...

Coloring Monday: Stevens Institute of Technology

Coloring Monday: Stevens Institute of Technology

Come on, Stevens! You are a TECH school. Are you telling me that nobody at that school could figure out how to remove the shading from your scanned images to make them superbly colorful? Nevertheless, someone could have fun coloring the geometric forms in this book....

Coloring Monday: James Madison University

Coloring Monday: James Madison University

The books starts out a little shaky and it ends completely sketchy. There's a city of cream puffs, a guy with a coal bucket for a head, a guy with hat and mittens made of popcorn, and an anthropomorphized cookie sheet. Sketchy to the highest degree. Download Coloring...

Coloring Monday: WTF Edition

Coloring Monday: WTF Edition

The quality of the images in the book is pretty dreadful. Someone with a marker and a little skill could do some great things with some of the images. But it gets the WTF Edition designation for the quality and the weird permed rat popping out a baby head first from...

Coloring Monday: University of Cambridge

Coloring Monday: University of Cambridge

Download and color this fine three-headed, five-legged dog from Cambridge University Libraries. Why do they call it (them?) Cambridge University Libraries when they are located at University of Cambridge? That's like the University of Michigan playing home to Michigan...

Coloring Monday: University of Illinois

Coloring Monday: University of Illinois

Color a lady of flowers courtesy of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Download Coloring Book

Coloring Monday: University of Waterloo

Coloring Monday: University of Waterloo

Waterloo, I only wanted to color you, but your colorable pages were so few. Still, there are a couple of colorable things in this book. Download Coloring Book

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