Behind the Scenes of the Yahara Music Library

Behind the Scenes of the Yahara Music Library

Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share more info on what went into creating the Yahara Music Library– work that has bloomed into a new startup that will create a software-as-service model for libraries to create their own local music collections! Be sure to take a look at...
The Big Draw: Artists Unite in the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

The Big Draw: Artists Unite in the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

A new installment in our video series on the Library as Incubator Project YouTube Channel in partnership with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library.  Today, an interview with artist Oliver Bendorf about The Big Draw. Cheers! ~Erinn   by Sean Ottosen and Lucas Schneider This month’s installment of our series spotlights The Bubbler program’s alliance...
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Crossing the Tracks

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Crossing the Tracks

We are very lucky to have Edith Abeyta with us this week. Edith is the Artist in Residence for the Hazelwood Branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. She shares updates about her residency with us on a quarterly basis. Enjoy! ~ Laura by Edith Abeyta, Hazelwood Artist in Residence It’s taken...
Featuring: Jeremy May

Featuring: Jeremy May

I’m pleased to welcome UK artist Jeremy May to the site today to share more about his work.  His line of “literary jewels” is not to be missed, and his description of how the narrative of the books he works with influence the final piece is nearly as beautiful!  Enjoy! ~Erinn...
Pages to Projects: Ephemeral Leaf Art

Pages to Projects: Ephemeral Leaf Art

Our good friend Rebecca Dunn is back on the Library as Incubator Project with another great post in her popular Pages to Projects series! She shares how to incorporate elements of art education and appreciation into storytime; if you’ve been inspired by Rebecca’s projects or have used her storytime plans at your library, we’d love to...
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The STEAMpunks Club explores: Balloons!

The STEAMpunks Club explores: Balloons!

by Laura Damon-Moore Quite a while ago, I introduced the S.T.E.A.M.punks Club here on the Library as Incubator Project. This is a monthly after school group that meets at the Eager Free Public Library in Evansville, WI, on early-dismissal school days, where ~30 kids and 5 volunteers explore different aspects of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering,...
Amplifying All We Have Got - In Even More Libraries

Amplifying All We Have Got – In Even More Libraries

by Stewart Parsons The last time I blogged for LAIP I pretty much introduced the Loud In Libraries project and listed the favoured outcomes, successes, challenges, the odd secret, and a host of pics. Two years on and we are powering ahead still. Sure we still harbour a huge desire to utterly electrify library spaces but ...
On View at the San Diego Public Library: War Comes Home

On View at the San Diego Public Library: War Comes Home

Kara West is the Arts and Culture Exhibition Manager at the San Diego Public Library. She returns to the Library as Incubator Project today with a new installment in our series on SDPL’s effort to create a civic center for art with their new Central library and their plans for an exhibition program that will bring art...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | October 17 - 23

Linkubator Friday Roundup | October 17 – 23

Heck, why waste time reading/writing an intro to this week’s best links when you can just dive right in!  (But they are a pretty darn good batch of links…) New features: How do you make a change when a long-running program meets a new location?  The Labs @ CLP tackle that question (from the new...
Featuring: Kevin Weir

Featuring: Kevin Weir

A vaguely creepy project by Kevin Weir, Flux Machine, came across my social media feeds a few weeks ago. The gifs that Kevin creates from historic photos from the Library of Congress put me in mind of Terry Gilliam’s work for Monty Python, compelling the viewer to dig into the digital collections of historic photos and...
Featuring: Peter and Donna Thomas

Featuring: Peter and Donna Thomas

Today it’s my pleasure to present a conversation with Peter and Donna Thomas, book artists from California, whose work as “Wandering Book Artists” caught my attention a few months ago. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourselves. Who are you, and what kind of creative work do you do? Peter and Donna...
New faces & new programs at The Labs @ CLP-Allegheny

New faces & new programs at The Labs @ CLP-Allegheny

We’re proud to continue our partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and to share a new post in our series on The Labs @ CLP. This week, we get to meet CLP-Allegheny’s new Teen Librarian and Labs Mentor and learn about the success they’re having with neighborhood-specific Labs programming. Enjoy! ~Erinn Dave Yake, Teen Librarian...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | October 10 - 16

Linkubator Friday Roundup | October 10 – 16

Hey hey, everyone, hope you’re ready for the awesome links that we found this week, AND ready for the weekend.  No joke; the Saturday librarians have our sympathy.  What were some of YOUR favorite things this week? New features: You may have seen the work of artist Mike Stilkey around the web – he uses...
Historic Radio Ads in the Internet Archive

Historic Radio Ads in the Internet Archive

At the beginning of the fall, I was in a short play that featured vintage radio advertisements during scene changes. While we moved to our places in the dim light, the sounds of announcers hawking Lowenbrau’s Beer, Lifebuoy Soap, and more crackled across the theater. The Internet Archive has two collections of vintage radio advertisements,...
Featuring: Mike Stilkey

Featuring: Mike Stilkey

I’m pleased to introduce Mike Stilkey’s work to the LAIP community today.  His paintings use books as a canvas, creating brilliant parallel narratives between text and image.  Don’t miss his description of the ideal library– all of us agree, it might be the best one we’ve seen in a long time!  Enjoy– Erinn Library as Incubator...
Featuring: Matte Stephens

Featuring: Matte Stephens

This feature was originally published in October 2012. Today we welcome Matte Stephens to the Library as Incubator Project. We love Matte’s lively illustrations and paintings, and are so pleased that he shared his reflections on libraries and a couple of lovely pieces with us! ~ Laura What type of work do you do? I am...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | October 3 - 9

Linkubator Friday Roundup | October 3 – 9

It’s been a bit of a quiet week here online as we get ready to teach our online course (see Other News below) next week.  Check out our favorite things from the past few days and let us know what YOUR favorites have been!  Did we miss anything exciting in the world of books, libraries,...