Coloring is making a major comeback as adults are drawn to its therapeutic qualities. Come out this summer and get artsy at your Cobb County libraries with Arts and Crafts programs at

“Coloring reminds adults of the stress free days we experienced as child, which helps us relax.  It also helps to keep our brain active and fine motor skills sharp,” says Keith Mazonkey, Wellness Coordinator for Cobb County.

Coloring Books from the past
Throw away an unfinished coloring book? Never! Library Communications Technician Aimee Boothe (left) and Gritters Library Branch Manager Jennifer Wells show off their coloring books from 1980 and 1990, respectively.

Librarian Jennifer Wells was well ahead of the adult coloring trend, as she colored in college to blow off stress. Now you can join her at Gritters Library from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Coloring Book Wednesdays all summer beginning June 8. Bring your friends and family to color and draw. Supplies will be available or bring your own. (770) 528-2524.

You can also drop by any time this summer at Vinings Library for Adult Coloring. Coloring pages, colored pencils and crayons will be available whenever the creative urge strikes! (770) 801-5330.

Show off your mad coloring skills by picking up a coloring page at Stratton Library for the Teens Coloring Challenge. Submit your completed sheet by 8 pm on July 15th to be entered into a drawing for a gift card. For teens only (Ages 13-17). Limit two entries. (770) 528-2522.

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