Link to July 2 Herald Times Reporter article, "Painting the town red (white and blue): Decorating the library becomes an annual event".
Excerpt: Like fireworks, Manitowoc Public Library's window-painting event draws "ooohs and ahhhs" throughout the Fourth of July.
And the growing popularity of Paint the Library Red, White and Blue means more patriotism each year.
"Every year it seems like the (kids) that have done it in the past come back," said Ann Herrmann, youth services manager at the library. "They enjoy it so much, and they spread the word and new ones come."
Herrmann said the Manitowoc Public Library has held the activity for at least five years, and usually between 200 and 300 kids come out to paint patriotic pictures on the library windows.