Sometimes we just need to take a break and play! Here are a selection of colouring sheets and jigsaws from items in the collections.
To use a colouring sheet:
Colour Our Collections is an annual international colouring festival on social media where libraries, museums, archives and other cultural institutions around the world share free colouring content featuring images from their collections. It was launched by The New York Academy of Medicine Library in 2016 and the number of participating institutions has grown since then. #ColourOurCollections week generally occurs on the first full week of February, when new colouring books are released on the website and are shared throughout the week by participating institutions on social media. The colouring books remain accessible year-round for free download.
In 2023 UCC Library published a themed colouring book using images from the exhibition Life on Land: Birds & Trees from the 17th to 21st Centuries. The colouring book and exhibition links to the UN's Sustainable Development Goal: Life on Land.
In 2022 UCC Library participated for the first time sharing images from Special Collections & Archives. The images range from prints, manuscripts, map and sketches. From Monday 7th -Thursday 10th February 2022 we published a series of blog posts about how we delivered the UCC Library Colouring Book to you. Follow #ColourOurCollections via The River-side.
Who would be the best person for colouring? Harry, Ron or Hermione? Share your finished creations with us on Twitter @theriversideUCC @UCCLibrary and on Instagram #ucclibrary.