Finding meaningful and fun programming can be frustrating but fun. But during the winter months having any type of program is a hit or miss venture. The weather may be beautiful or terrible. The temperature may be comfortably cold or arctic levels. What I am trying to say is that, I wanted something fun but that allowed everyone to come to the library when they wished to travel.
This type of programming is called Passive Programming. It allows staff and patrons to have fun with a program even if Mother Nature does not cooperate. We have had a few of these types of programs at the library. We have a dry erase board on the YA shelving that is used to interact with everyone by asking questions or posing silly topics. We have Lego, board games, and coloring material behind the desk that anyone can check out for use inside the library.
But for 2018, we are asking everyone to participate in a hybrid type program. I will be posting displays about origami and providing instructions and paper for creating an origami crane. The cranes will be put in a box for safe keeping until September when they will be put on display for everyone to see. The link below will send you to the story of 1000 cranes and we will have the books available for checkout as well.
The middle and high school will be displaying the BCML Peace Crane event as well and we hope to have 1000 cranes by September 21, 2018 (International Day of Peace). Please stop by starting January 8, 2018 to create your own crane for the exhibit.
Huffington Post Story of the Peace Crane
The Children's Peace Memorial
Learn to Fold a Peace Crane
Learn to Fold a Peace Dove