The purple crayon knitted by Jenny Nellis that will be hidden in a window of a different Morris business every week.

Something kids can do while checking off an item on their Morris Public Library Summer Reading Program activity log is to find a hidden item in Morris storefronts. Library Director Anne Barber explained on the KMRS Community Connection:

“We worked it out with the businesses downtown that we’ll be hiding a knitted purple crayon in a window of the business every week,” said Barber. “So, they’ll have something kind of fun to do by walking downtown, looking in windows and finding that purple crayon.”

Barber said that the character was knitted by artist Jenny Nellis, a retired teacher of sculpting at the University of Minnesota Morris who does volunteer work with the library. The two foot large crayon was inspired by the story book “The Day the Crayons Quit.”

Here is a link about the story book from the library:

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/307942/the-day-the-crayons-quit-by-drew-daywalt-illustrated-by-oliver-jeffers/

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