Tuesday, June 7, 2011

900 Paper Cranes for Hope!

After the horrendous tsunami that devastated Japan, Osh Kosh announced they would donate one article of clothing for every paper crane that was made. The crane, being a symbol of hope was appropriate, so Ann Soper held an Origami Crane workshop which sparked an enthusiastic crowd of families to make cranes at the library. That Saturday, 900 cranes were folded in our community room.  What a colorful display of hope! By the following Friday, a total of 317 cranes were made and mailed to Osh Kosh. Our community really came together and demonstrated how much they care.  

On May 27th children enjoyed an early start of our Summer Reading theme - One World Many Stories, and created carp kites which is a symbol of strength and courage in Japan. On the fifth day of the fifth month Japanese families fly brightly colored carp kites to honor their children and wish them luck for the future.

Some books to check out:

Easy Origami by Didier Boursin

Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury

Origami Paper Animals by Didier Boursin

Sadako by Eleanor Coerr

Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa

Yoko's Paper Cranes by Rosemary Wells