Through the entire month of March, in honor of World Thinking Day on March 5, children in Coronado are invited to participate in the passive “Pinwheels for Peace” program, put on in coordination with Coronado’s Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts also created a “This is How You Make a Pinwheel” video, which is available to view on the Coronado Public Library’s Facebook page. Pinwheel creation kits are available for pickup at the circulation desk while supplies last.
The entire Coronado Girl Scouts service, from kindergarten through high school was involved,” said Melissa Bennett, a Girl Scout parent. “Our theme this year is peace building,” she explained. Bennett contacted the library to see if the pinwheels could be displayed. All participants need to do is leave their pinwheel at the children’s reference desk, and a library staff member will take care of the rest.
“So far, we’ve collected 27 pinwheels,” said children’s librarian, Katia Graham. “It’s so nice to see the community come together in support of peace. Kids’ faces light up when they see their pinwheel displayed in the children’s area.”
According to The Pinwheels for Peace Project website, pinwheels are a visual statement, childhood symbols that connote a time in life “when things were simple, joyful, and peaceful.” The pinwheels in the library are made out of pencils and construction paper.