A wall of 1,000 paper cranes at Lake Country library

Published on March 11, 2023 by David Wylie

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Some of the colourful paper cranes hanging on the wall in the Lake Country library.

There’s an eye-catching display of paper cranes in the the Lake Country branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.

The community project, called 1,000 Paper Cranes for Peace, started about a year ago. Library staff wanted to show their support for Ukraine as war broke out with Russia.

“Everyone that’s new to our branch comes in and sees them and says ‘wow,'” community librarian Wendy Jewell told the Okanagan Journal. It’s very colourful.”

Library staff contacted local schools and provided them to with colourful origami paper to make cranes.

Members of the community also got involved.

Some of the cranes are special meaning, including a number that are on load from Japan.

They’ll be on display indefinitely.

Photo: David Wylie/OJ
Cranes on display at the Lake Country library.