BPL SOCIAL NEEDLERS awarded Community Spirit Award

BPL SOCIAL NEEDLERS awarded Community Spirit Award

The Bronxville Public Library Social Needlers, a knitting & crochet group, received the 2015 Community Spirit Award by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.  The plaque was awarded at their annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on April 14th in New York City.

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The Social Needlers was  founded in 2009 by reference librarian, Christine Utchel; the members have been donating handmade items to the Visiting Nurse Service of New York  since 2011 at the suggestion of one of the group’s members, Susan Potter.

VNSNY serves children and adults, male and female, allowing for flexibility and creativity in the items the group knit and crochet.  The Social Needlers have contributed hundreds of items, including hats, scarves and blankets, all of which are greatly appreciated by the recipients, many of whom do not have any family.

The Social Needlers group meets every Wednesday from 11am until 12pm in Board Room on the lower level of the library.  New members are always welcome.  Please contact Ms. Utchel at 914 337 7680 or cutchel@wlsmail.org for more information.