The Friends of THIRTEEN are partnering with Westport Public Library in Westport, Connecticut, to celebrate The Great American Read. The Friends hosted a booth at the Library’s Maker Faire on Saturday, April 21, to promote The Great American Read, THIRTEEN membership, STEAM related station programming, and Protect My Public Media.
The Saugatuck Story Festival and Writers’ Conference Teen Board supported the Friends. Members of the board come from a variety of local communities in Westport and Bridgeport, Connecticut. They generate ideas, assist with organization, publicize the event, and lead fundraising efforts. Rebecca Marsick, Literacy Coach at Staples High School, led the students at Saturday’s event. Ten student leaders created buzz about The Great American Read by engaging with over 150 guests and sharing their day on social media.
The Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects. The organizers call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. This year over 13,500 people attended!