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Start Smart Showcase Educator Fair at Library Offers Free CEU Opportunity to Area Educators

July 18, 2017 (Canton, Ohio) -- Area educators of all types are invited to the Start Smart Showcase Educator Fair on Tuesday, July 25 at the Main branch of Stark County District Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Start Smart Showcase Educator Fair will offer three informational workshops presented by library staff: Tech Petting Zoo, Digital Literacy, and Educator Collections. These 30–45 minute sessions are designed to help educators learn about the latest tech and how to incorporate it into their classroom, stay up to date on changing digital trends and get tips and tricks for creating a classroom library. Teachers can attend one or all of the sessions to earn up to two contact hour of professional development.

This event is one of the many efforts at the Library to enable educators, caregivers, and families to help children “Start Smart” by developing early literacy skills and being prepared for school. Studies show that school readiness and literacy development can have a significant impact on a student’s academic performance throughout their school career. Start Smart, along with Stay Smart (lifelong learning) and Share Smart (community engagement) are the Library’s three core areas of focus under its recently launched campaign as The Smart Store®.

Registration is recommended, but not required for this free event. Those who have questions about the Start Smart Showcase Educator Fair can contact the Main Library at 330-452-0665 or visit StarkLibrary.org. The Main Library is located at 715 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44702.

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 140,000 active cardholders, annually circulating 3.85 million items from its 1.5 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 175,000 attendees and provides 240,000 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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Stark County District Library: Start Smart. Stay Smart. Share Smart.