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Library Seeks Exhibitors to Participate in 2nd Annual Mini Maker Faire ®

March 9, 2017 (Canton, Ohio) – Stark County District Library is hosting the second annual Stark Mini Maker Faire® on May 5 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Main Library. The Library is currently looking for individuals and organizations that identify as makers and wish to participate in this one-of-a-kind event.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an award winning, family friendly event, celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and more. A maker is anyone who is a tech enthusiast, crafter, tinkerer, hobbyist, engineer, author, or artist.

The Stark Mini Maker Faire® will be part of First Friday in the Canton Arts District and will be appropriate for all ages. Exhibitors can participate in the event for free and are asked to showcase unique maker-type activities and share them with the public. Exhibitors will demo their work for event attendees as they visit each station or instruct others on what they do. The event is not designed for selling goods or services.

Those who are interested in being an exhibitor at the Mini Maker Faire® can fill out the online form at StarkLibrary.org/MakerFaire or contact Marianna DiGiacomo for more information at mdigiacomo@starklibrary.org or 330-458-2769 by March 31. Stark Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

One of the 9 largest library systems in Ohio – and the county’s oldest library – Stark County District Library serves the community through 10 locations, six mobile libraries, and a 24/7 digital branch.

A 2009 winner of the prestigious National Medal for library service, the Library serves over 110,000 active cardholders, annually circulating 3.85 million items from its 1.4 million item collection and providing access to an additional 66 million items from lending networks throughout Ohio. Each year the library presents more than 9,000 programs for 170,000 attendees and provides 260,000 computer sessions on the publicly available computers found in each branch.

Today, as it reimagines itself as The Smart Store, where everything is free®, the Library is emerging as a national thought-leader with innovations such as its “no overdue fines” policy, the BikeSmart bike sharing network, and the Start Smart School Partnership.

For more information, call 330.452.0665 or visit http://www.starklibrary.org.

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