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By Jacquie Kramer
Sweetwater County Library System 

Adult coloring craze


I have extremely fond memories of coloring as a child.

Whether it was within the pages of a Mickey Mouse coloring book, on a piece of construction paper, or scribbled upon a scrap of lined notebook paper, I was a child that could be counted upon to be found sprawled out on the floor with my box of 64 Crayola coloring crayons composing a work of art.

When I think about coloring books and crayons, I’m overcome with a heartwarming sense of nostalgia.

Coloring books have a long history. The Little Folks’ Painting Book is credited as the first coloring book. It was published in the 1880s,...

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