The Family Library at Children’s at Egleston offered patients and visitors a special sight. One thousand colorful paper cranes acted like a curtain in the library's front window.
Students at International Community School (ICS) folded the origami cranes for a gala to benefit the Japan tsunami disaster. The students were inspired to take action by the story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. After the cranes were displayed at the gala, they were donated to the Egleston Family Library, an idea that connected to the Georgia public library's summer reading theme of "One World, Many Stories."
To celebrate the donation, the library hosted a "Crane Hanging Party" for patients. A sign let guests know the cranes were donated with, "loving wishes of peace, hope and good health." They inspired patients as well. Many made their own cranes to add to the display.