La Crosse, Wisconsin (WXOW)-Today across the nation hundreds of thousands of people are knitting.
June 11th is National Yarnstorming Day.
"Yarnstorming" refers to the idea of wrapping items in public spaces in specially designed hand-knit or crochet materials.
The Lacrosse Public Library held their own yarnstorming event. At their "knit-in," community members could learn how to knit, and participate in demonstrations and workshops.
All with a goal of bringing the community together.
"Part of our mission...serve, preserve, share as a library, is to serve as community center and develop activities that encourage community... Events, programs, activities that people can come into their library and even by accident learn something," said Kelly Krieg-Sigman, director of the La Crosse Public Library.
Area residents then took the library's 1200 foot long swatch and unrolled it from the library to the Mississippi River they unrolled and then re rolled this swatch more than one half mile to Riverside Park.
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