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National Crayon Day!

Crayons don’t have feelings, or do they? In the spirit of National Crayon Day (that’s today, March 31), children and adults alike will be opening up a box of crayons and bringing animals, characters and landscapes to life through coloring.

If you need a little inspiration, think of poor Duncan in The Day The Crayons Quit, a bestseller among children’s picture books. When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them. Beige Crayon is tired of being in Brown Crayon’s shadow. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring oceans and clear skies. And Orange and Yellow… well, they are no longer speaking as each thinks he is the true color of the sun.

Whether to appease your crayons and get them back to doing what they do best, or satisfy the needs of your inner artist, let’s color something for all to see on National Crayon Day!

Use #NationalCrayonDay to share your colorful creations on social media.

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Jon Tatting

Growing up in Cambridge, Minnesota, I went on to enjoy a rewarding 14-year career in community journalism before switching gears to public library service. Every day I am grateful for and learn something new through my marketing and branch assistant roles at East Central Regional Library.

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