Free Coloring Pages and Writing Prompts for Library Lovers

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Need a break during these challenging times? The American Library Association has shared a free PDF with coloring pages, writing prompts, and inspirational quotes for the library community to enjoy while social distancing.

The printable coloring pages let you decorate book covers, flowers, geometric patterns, and more. Writing prompts offer inspiration for creating whimsical poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction, with ideas like: “Open a book to the last page. Find the last line and make it the first line of your writing today.”

Once you’ve colored in a unique masterpiece, scan it or take a photo and share on social media using the hashtag #ColorMeALA. You can also peruse the hashtag to see what others have created to get inspired for your own coloring.

If you’re looking for more ways to unwind, visit your local library’s website to see what free resources they have available online. You can check out eBooks or audiobooks in your favorite genre, music, movies, and more; many libraries also offer fun virtual programming for people of all ages.

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