‘Shawls on the Wall’ sup­ports early lit­er­acy

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Front Page -

The Canastota Public Li­brary Knit­ters com­pleted their lat­est project to raise money to ship books.

The Canastota Public Li­brary Knit­ters re­cently com­pleted their lat­est project, “Shawls on the Wall.”

When most peo­ple think of shawls, they re­mem­ber those worn by their grand­mother. To­day, shawls have evolved into one of the hottest fash­ion trends; they can be styled in a num­ber of ways and used for fancy oc­ca­sions such as wed­dings, proms or din­ner par­ties or paired with a shirt and jeans.

The knit­ters cre­ated this shawl dis­play as a fundraiser to ben­e­fit the li­brary’s Dolly Par­ton Imag­i­na­tion Li­brary. All shawls will be on dis­play at the li­brary for the month. Start­ing bids for the shawls will be ei­ther $20 or $30 de­pend­ing on the size.

All pro­ceeds from the sale will help the li­brary to ship Dolly Par­ton books to the chil­dren from Canastota who are en­rolled in

the Imag­i­na­tion Li­brary pro­gram. While the Dolly Par­ton Foun­da­tion do­nates the books to this pro­gram, the li­brary is re­spon­si­ble for monthly ship­ping costs for more than 300 area chil­dren. The cost to ship books to one child is ap­prox­i­mately $30 each year.

The Canastota Li­brary Knit­ters meet on two days at the li­brary. One group meets Thurs­days from 6-8 p.m. A second group meets ev­ery Fri­day from 10 a.m. un­til noon. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to at­tend. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the li­brary at (315) 697-7030.


One of the shawls cre­ated by the Canastota Public Li­brary Knit­ters for the “Shawls on the Wall” fundraiser.

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