This June, the Media Center in Northern Valley Old Tappan opened an eStudio featuring Serenity Coloring Hour. During the lunch period the media center is populated with students contentedly coloring while soft music plays in the background and a continuous waterfall video trickles down the whiteboard. Setting up the media center for this kind of low-key MakerSpace activity was relatively simple. You can follow Janice Cooper’s setup guide here in our Lesson Plans section and edit the poster she shared as well. There are many sources for free printable coloring sheets online or you can download special designs from Etsy either as individual pages for a dollar or so per download or you can buy a whole coloring book for a bit more and then keep printing as many pages as you want. If the resolution is high enough (look for a DPI of at least 300 for a small poster) you can even print out poster sized pages students can work on collaboratively. Coloring MakerSpaces are a great way to get your feet wet in the world of making- it’s an activity just about anyone can do and an affordable way to reimagine your library space. And if you’d like to order BELS coloring bookmarks you can contact Abigail for more info.