Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!

by Story Tapestries Inc.
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Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!
Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!

Project Report | Jun 13, 2017
Story Tapestries at the Gaithersburg Book Festival

By Yvonne Oh | Communications Volunteer

At Story Tapestries, one of our favorite events every year is the Gaithersburg Book Festival.   Local book festivals are a great way for families to find books that can help support learning, and our new website and Virtual Classroom portal will have an area devoted to promoting events such as these.  At this year's festival, good weather greeted our setting up of the Story Tapestries booth. It had rained a few days before, and while the ground was still soggy and with friendly earthworms popping up to say hello, the sun warmed up the day as we set up our booth.

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On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the Gaithersburg Book Festival offered all kinds of activities and exhibits to bring literature to children, adults, families and friends. There were book readings and signings, writing workshops, and so much more. At the Children's Village, where we had set up the Story Tapestries booth, visitors could hear story times in different languages, meet with authors of children's and young adult fiction, view many performances and participate in a multitude of other activities.

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Executive Director Arianna Ross brought boxes and boxes of pre-loved books for the donation table. Visitors to the booth were encouraged to take home a few books for donations of "a quarter up to a $1 million - I'm sorry we can't make change!"

There were also two creativity tables for our younger visitors to show their artistic side. Our young visitors didn't hold back on their imaginations as they put color, glitter and sequins on their pictures.

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The Story Tapestries booth had many visitors interested in learning more about the arts education work we do. And also old friends who showed support by dropping by.

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We had a great time at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, raised $225 with the books, and ran out of glitter glue!   Arianna happily shared how she uses elements of music, story, and dance to entertain and educate.  Story Tapestries is passionate about the work we do in organizing artist-in-residence programs to teach creative writing and storytelling, often combining subjects like STEM with arts strategies, and equipping educators with innovative ideas to engage their students.  Our Virtual Classroom will be a wonderful opportunity to share these resources with an even wider audience, including members of the Story Tapestries family who aren't able to make it to events like these in person.

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Story Tapestries Inc.

Location: Poolesville, MD - USA
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Twitter: @storytapestriesengage
Project Leader:
Arianna Ross
Germantown , MD United States

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