#Colorourcollections, Mo Willems, & Book Chains


February 6th – 10th is #colorourcollections week! Libraries and Special Collections around the world have digitized parts of their collections for you to color and enjoy. There are 95 different organizations participating this year, including Digital Public Library of America and Biodiversity Heritage Library. A full list of participating organizations can be found here.

The New York Academy of Medicine launched this program in 2016.

Don’t forget to tag your masterpieces with #colorourcollections & the organization when you share them on social media!


Mo Willems Interview

The New Yorker has an a piece on Mo Willems this week. I love the part when he talks about the importance of kids seeing failure. I finally understand why the pigeon never got to drive the bus.

We have quite the collection of Mo Willems books in our Juvenile section in the 2nd Floor Reading Room. Check out the catalog listings for the call numbers!

And if anyone knows anyone at Cartoon Network can you please ask them to bring back Sheep in the City? Cause that was the best.


Hands Touching Books

In Ghent, Belgium they formed a human book chain to help the library move. It is really great to see the library engage with the community and the community engage with the library. Watch out – now that we know patrons will do this we may ask everyone to help us rearrange.