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How Will You Celebrate National Coloring Book Day?

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National Coloring Book Day is recognized annually on August 2.  Coloring and coloring books have always been popular with children, but over the years adults have gotten more and more involved with coloring.

Adult coloring is now a huge trend and many are finding that it is not only fun but also a great way to reduce stress.  Founded in 1941, Dover Publications led the way, releasing their first coloring book for adults, Antique Automobiles Coloring Book, in 1970. Dover now publishes Creative Haven®, a popular line of coloring books specially designed for adult colorists.


Find a coloring party near you or participate online.  Spend some time coloring with your friends, children or grandchildren or by yourself. Enjoy the creativity of making a picture come to life. Download the official National Coloring Book Day 2016 color page. Post your pictures on social media using #NationalColoringBookDay to encourage others to find the enjoyment in coloring.


National Coloring Book Day was submitted by Dover Publications in May 2015. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Coloring Book Day to be observed annually on August 2.

Officially registered with National Day Calendar, National Coloring Book Day will be highlighted by coloring parties around the globe. These celebrations are one of the most creative ways for adults to reduce stress and spend time with friends — or meet new ones.

Dover anticipates that hundreds of parties will take place in libraries, community centers, cafes, private homes, and other locations from Alabama to Australia. Attendees can print out a free mini coloring book from the NCBD website and register for a chance to win one of five $25 Dover Gift Certificates.

Many of Dover’s most popular artists will be taking part in the most colorful day of the year as well. At meet-and-greets across the country, the authors will sign copies of their Dover coloring books, including bestselling Creative Haven® titles for adults, among other activities.

Miryam Adatto, illustrator of seven different Creative Haven® books including Dreamscapes and Floral Frenzy, will be appearing at:

“During the past few years, adult coloring has become one of the hottest trends around, touted as a fun and effective way to beat stress by such media outlets as NBC, CNN, Parade, Inside Edition, and others,” says Kristine Anderson, Dover’s Vice President of Marketing.

For complete details on each appearance and more information on other coloring parties happening across the country, visit the National Coloring Book Day website.