Will the right bookmark help kids remember to return their books to the library? It can't hurt to try! These free, printable, eye-catching circus themed library bookmarks coloring page feature fun messages that aim to do just that.
Children's book illustrator and author, and library patron, Melanie Hope Greenberg, has been bringing readers a year of coloring page bookmarks and these wonderful circus library bookmarks are a great addition to the collection.
Each of the three printable bookmarks features a different circus character–dancing unicorn, juggling clown and elephant–in addition to a gentle reminder about returning the book to the library.
Who Could Use a Library Bookmark?
A better question, is "Who couldn't use a circus library bookmark?"
However, here are some ideas!
Librarians will love handing out these bookmarks to young patrons. Use the free coloring pages as a story time activity, or with a summer reading package. Or, cut out individual bookmarks and slip one in a book when young readers check out their next best read.
Teachers can also use these bookmarks with classroom libraries. Give students a bookmark coloring page to work on during down time, and kids will be sure not to no to forget their books at home (fingers crossed!).
Families, scout troops or other youth organizations can print out library bookmark coloring pages, color them in and then distribute them to libraries as part of a service project. A local library may love to get a stack of free bookmarks to hand out. (Just be sure to check with your library to find out the best way to go about it.)
Make the Library Bookmarks
How to make the bookmarks
- Print out circus library bookmarks
Get your bookmarks here (by clicking on the following link you agree to our terms of service; see end of post for details*): Return to library circus bookmarks
- Gather supplies
You need the bookmark printable, scissors, crayons, pencils or markers and other craft supplies as desired.
- Color and cut
Seems obvious, right? Color the bookmarks however you want. No need to stay in the lines. Feel free to embellish with stickers, sequins, glitter glue or whatever you want!
When you are finished coloring and decorating, cut individual bookmarks out with a scissors or paper cutter (with adult supervision!).
For a sturdier bookmark, print on card stock, or laminate finished bookmarks.
- Read and use!
And don't forget to return books to the library!
More Coloring Pages
Melanie has more library and circus themed coloring pages, as well as bookmarks.
- Library coloring page
- Circus parade coloring page
- See all of Melanie's printable coloring page bookmarks
About the Artist
Melanie Hope Greenberg always returns her library books. She is also an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. She was an Artist-In-Residence at the Eric Carle Museum and her books have been featured as a NY Times Great Children's Read. Her cheerful, vibrant illustrations can be found in books such as Good Morning, Digger, Down in the Subway and A City Is.
Not only does Melanie love libraries, she's been doing author visits at libraries and classrooms since 1991! One of her favorite parts of being an author/illustrator is talking about her craft with students. You can learn more about author visits (virtual or in-person) at her website.
Melanie's iconic book, Mermaids on Parade, is available at your local library! It was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists. It was named one of the Top Reprints of 2019 by Fuse#8.
MERMAIDS ON PARADE
written and illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg
Ingram 2019 Paperback ISBN 978-0578552125
Paperback 34 pages x 8.5 x 11 inches Perfect Bound $13.99
1st Edition Putnam/Penguin 2008
Print-On-Demand - can be purchased by schools, libraries, stores.
Institutional Book Ordering from Ingram
Or, buy it from Amazon
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