EAST KINGSTON — The East Kingston Public Library has been yarn bombed!
On April1st, April Fools’ Day, staff and patrons at the library were met with an array of knitted farm animals and spider webs climbing up the pergola and ensnaring trees and mailbox. We had been yarn bombed!
Yarn bombing is a craze and form of street art or graffiti knitting that strikes at random and often publicizes a good cause.
Look around at other local libraries and you will find other book-based examples of fiber art. It is easy to guess that East Kingston’s display represents that E.B. White children’s classic, Charlotte’s Web.
This April surprise spreads the word and raises consciousness for Womenade of Greater Squamscott. Founded in 2005, Womenade offers short-term financial assistance to local women. School nurses, guidance counselors, medical personnel and members of the clergy forward requests and specific needs.
For more information visit their website, www.womenadenh.org, or their Facebook page.