2016 Bear Sees Colors


Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson

  • Majority of events were conducted the week of November 13-19, 2016. 
  • The State Library provided one copy of the book to every library or library branch. 
  • Event photo album here (not all libraries shared photos).
  • Activities, bookmarks, and images used for events are below.

About the Author & the Book: 


Guest Readers: 

2016 Committee Members:

  • Sarah Tenfelde-Dubois, State Library of Kansas (organizer)
  • Patty Collins, Central Kansas Library System
  • Tracey DeShazo, Silver Lake Public Library 
  • Elizabeth Ellis, Louisburg Public Library
  • Anne Harris, Wichita Public Library 
  • Donna Knoell, Educational Consultant
  • Beth Nichols, Growing Futures Early Education Center 
  • Vanessa North, Coffey County Public Library 
  • Janet Reynolds, La Cygne Library 
  • Melendra Sanders, North Central Kansas Library System
  • Samantha Sulsar, Child Care Aware of Kansas

Promotional Materials


  • Bookmark -  has a blank fillable area to add your local event.  After filling out the first box, click outside of the fillable area and the other bookmarks on the page will duplicate.
  • Bookmark by Elizabeth Ellis, Louisburg Public Library - 3 pages, all slightly different.  Use them all or select one page to print out.
  • Flier - also has blank fillable area for your local event information.
  • Press Release

Images: right click on these to save a copy to your computer.

Cover Art

Banners - for your website or Facebook during November.  The image without event notes can be opened in any image editing program (even Paint) and you can add your own information with the text tool.  Font used on these: Arial

bear color FB banner

bear color banner FOR LIBRARIES