ARCANUM — When was the last time coloring was on the “to do” list?
Sisters Sue Kemp and Tisha Locke, of Arcanum, Ohio, have it penciled in. The sisters attend some of Arcanum Public Library’s (APL) adult coloring sessions. The third one was November 16.
“It’s relaxing,” Kemp said. “I didn’t have a coloring book, but now I have pencils, gel pens and books,” she added.
APL Assistant Librarian Johanna Hill asked the director Marilyn Walden if the library could offer the program.
“I have been coloring at home and it seems really popular,” Hill said. “We thought the upcoming holidays might increase stress levels. We wanted to offer people something to de-stress,” she added.
And it works, according to Locke, who colors in the evenings.
“It makes me tired enough so I can relax and go to bed,” she said. “There are no rules.”
People bring their own coloring supplies, or use the ones provided by the library, such as coloring books, individual pictures, gel pens and pencils. Soft music, coffee, cocoa and snacks are also provided.
Ideas arise as the ladies color.
“I like these little pictures,” Kemp said. “I’m going to poke a hole and use them for Christmas gift tags.”
“I thought about gluing mine onto a gift bag,” Hill said.
The possibilities are endless.
For future library events, visit www.arcanumpubliclibrary.org.