Granny square project suc­cess at the LaFayette Pub­lic Library

Walker County Messenger - - Sports -

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”

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