Nolen Library: A Place for Learning and Creativity at The Met

Nolen Library: A Place for Learning and Creativity at The Met

by Abby Wanserski. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to libraries which support the research activities of museum staff as well as the public. Previous articles about The Met’s Watson Library and their Special Collections discuss how The Met’s libraries welcome the public. The Nolen Library is a hub...
Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

by Suzy Waldo After over a decade of working in libraries, I have embraced the idea that sometimes the best projects happen totally by accident. Early in January 2015, my friend and fellow South Side Community Council member Jennifer Holliman asked me if Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- South Side would be...
Pages to Projects: Last Stop on Market Street + 3D Bus Activity

Pages to Projects: Last Stop on Market Street + 3D Bus Activity

by Rebecca Dunn  I think it’s safe to say that the majority of librarians, educators, and children’s literature enthusiasts were absolutely ecstatic about the recognition received by Last Stop on Market Street, this year’s recipient of the Newbery Medal as well as Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honors. Last Stop...
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Friday Linkubator Roundup

Friday Linkubator Roundup

As you cuddle up in the cold, enjoy these great links! On the site: Laura talks about her after school Maker Club! (pssst… the key is a good partner!) Our dear friend Mel talks about the Langdon Divers Gallery at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Around the internet: All about Instagram for your library...
Langdon Divers Gallery at FDLPL: Winter Season

Langdon Divers Gallery at FDLPL: Winter Season

Melissa Kolstad is the curator for the Langdon Divers Gallery at the Fond du Lac Public Library in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. For her new quarterly series with the Library as Incubator Project, Mel talks about exhibitions and displays in the library’s gallery. by Melissa Kolstad What a fantastic winter we’re having at the Langdon...
Partnering for an After-School Maker Club

Partnering for an After-School Maker Club

by Laura Damon-Moore We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: smart, sustainable partnerships make for great creativity-incubating programs. In the summer of 2015, as I was looking ahead to a fall and winter season that was going to be busy and transition-ful for me personally, I made the decision to try and have a...
Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

This post was originally published on February 18 2015.  Today we welcome Rachel Karasick, who works as a grant writer for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Rachel shares a fabulous exhibition and community celebration of fraktur, a historic Pennsylvania German art form. Framing Fraktur presents history and contemporary artwork in a unique and exciting format and...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | February 1 - 5

Friday Linkubator Roundup | February 1 – 5

Lots of great stuff going on this week! New on the site: Up and down with opposites in our newest Book to Boogie! We explore the Nolen Library, a hub for learning and inspiration! Fun around the web: YOU GUYS. This week was Color Our Collections Week and OMG there is so much amazingness out...
Book to Boogie: Up and Down

Book to Boogie: Up and Down

Book to Boogie is a monthly series that pairs picture books with dance and movement activities for preschool story time. The series is curated by Kerry Aradhya of Picture Books & Pirouettes and written by a different guest writer each month. We hope that children’s librarians, as well as classroom teachers and dance educators, will...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | Jan 25-29

Friday Linkubator Roundup | Jan 25-29

Things have been a little hectic around here recently, so let’s do some catching up, shall we? On the site: Rebecca Hopman from the Corning Museum of Glass clued us in to a very special “hidden” collection at the museum’s Rakow Research Library: the Whitefriars stained glass cartoon collection. We scored an interview with librarian+illustrator...
CHP in the Stacks: Eric William Carroll

CHP in the Stacks: Eric William Carroll

This post was originally published in January 2015.  Our friend and colleague Jay Peterson, who works with Coffee House Press on their CHP in the Stacks program (which facilitates writer and artist residencies in libraries and archives–super cool!) sent us this interview with photographer Eric William Carroll, a photographer and visual artist who uses archived...
Featuring: Lisa Nowlain

Featuring: Lisa Nowlain

I first saw Lisa Nowlain’s comics featured on the ALSC Blog, and fell in love with her art about kid lit issues! I was so excited to ask her for an interview on the site, and today I’m thrilled to share her work with you! Take a look at her website, and read some more...
Illuminating the Whitefriars collection: Connecting cartoons with communities

Illuminating the Whitefriars collection: Connecting cartoons with communities

The Corning Museum Of Glass is a special place where librarians, curators, artists, and educators all work together to share the history and craft of glass making. Rebecca Hopman’s series on her work at the CMOG’s Rakow Research Library is an excellent template for creating and sustaining the library-as-incubator. Enjoy! ~Erinn Illuminating the Whitefriars collection: Connecting...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | Jan 11-15

Friday Linkubator Roundup | Jan 11-15

Lots going on this week, so let’s jump right in! On the site: We look at the collaborative work LoveJordan. Is it a book? Music? A smell? Check out the multi-format work INVERSES. The Cambridge Libraries and Galleries re-branded to become the Idea Exchange! Around the internet: We were HEARTBROKEN to hear the news about Alan...
Idea Exchange

Idea Exchange

by Sandra Sydor, Coordinator: Marketing and Outreach, Idea Exchange Idea Exchange is transforming the way people experience their local library and gallery space. There is an abundance of programs and services for all ages, inspired by a passionate focus on art, reading, knowledge sharing, creativity, and culture. An importance is placed on free public access to...