Poole Libraries’ first ever colouring-in group for adults is getting underway at Broadstone Library. The activity has been inspired by the growing popularity of adult colouring books such as the one created by British author Johanna Basford, which has sold over a million copies. It’s a craze that started in mainland Europe, and in France, sales of adult colouring books outstrip those of recipe books.
Seen as a way to reduce stress, many adults on this side of the channel have also been joyfully rediscovering their childhood pastime, with discussions about colour combinations and favourite designs receiving hundreds of comments on social media.
Broadstone Library’s free colouring-in group will provide tea, pencils and some very intricate designs to get to work on, or feel free to bring your own and enjoy the company. The group starts today, on Thursday 17 September from 2pm to 3pm, and will meet every week.
For more information about the colouring group or to find out about other events at Poole libraries, visit www.poole.gov.uk/libraries or contact Broadstone Library on 01202 693504 or email email@example.com.