Granny square project success at the LaFayette Public Library
As part of the Summer Reading programs at the LaFayette-Walker County Library, the Crochet and Knit Club spearheaded a special “Granny Square” project. Designed to help teens and adults contribute to their community in a unique way, the group met with library patrons and taught them how to crochet or knit.
Meeting every Thursday through the summer, volunteer Kaye Thurman taught the group how to crochet or knit a Granny Square. Each week the group brought in completed squares, and Kaye Thurman stitched them together to make lap blankets. The blankets are destined to local senior living facilities, specifically for those seniors without family to visit them.
“We really wanted to reach seniors in our community that are struggling, to let them know that someone thinks of them.” commented Karen Thompson, Assistant Manager and Youth Education Coordinator at the library. “These lap blankets are made up of hours of time, where a person has learned to crochet just to make these squares. Such a special outpouring of love and effort, just for the blanket recipient.”
The group will continue to meet throughout the year with this goal in mind. If you wish to participate, all are welcome to join. The group meets the first and third Tuesday and Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the LaFayette-Walker County Library located at 305 S. Duke St. in LaFayette.
Left: A Blanket made by the crochet/knitting group that meets at the LaFayette-Walker County Library. Above: Gabrielle Langworst, left, and Hannah Mason crocheting “Granny Squares”