Gilroy Library to Make History with Mini Maker Faire

Media Advisory
July 10, 2019

Dozens of makers to participate in first-ever event

WHAT: Santa Clara County Library District is hosting a Mini Maker Faire at the Gilroy Library. Maker Faires are designed for “Makers” to share their hobbies, experiments and projects in a family-friendly setting. 35 Makers’ booths are planned. Numerous activities and performances are scheduled, including the participation of the Walt Disney Museum, which will help create a community art project. Assemblymember Robert Rivas will welcome guests at the opening ceremony.
WHO: Santa Clara County Library District, Assemblymember Robert Rivas, Maker Media, dozens of local makers and hobby enthusiasts, food vendors.
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Opening ceremony at 10:45 am
Event from 11 am - 3 pm

Gilroy Library
350 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 842-8207
 
Information about special workshops and performances here: https://gilroy.makerfaire.com/schedule/
WHY: Santa Clara County is home to creative and innovative people ready to share their DIY and STEAM talents. Maker Faires provide that venue. Events like these bring together people of all backgrounds who share a passion for ingenuity. We hope to inspire the next generation of Makers, and what better place to find help than at the Library!
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About the Santa Clara County Library District
 
The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes more than 2 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs, Audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from home or work. In 2014, SCCLD celebrated one hundred years of service to local residents. For the last eleven years, SCCLD has been consistently recognized as one of America’s Star Libraries by Library Journal. In 2018, SCCLD was ranked among the top ten large libraries in the United States in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. In 2014 and 2015, SCCLD won Innovator Awards from the Urban Libraries Council.

SCCLD includes two bookmobiles, an online library, seven community libraries and one branch library serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In 2018, SCCLD had nearly 370,000 library account holders and welcomed 3.3 million visitors who borrowed 9.85 million items.
 
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Contact:
Nancy Howe/Diane Roche/Mariana Walker
Santa Clara County Library District
(408) 293-2326 ext. 3001/3080/3047