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...
A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project

A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project

The folks at Carbondale Public Library are working on a fantastic community-created content initiative for their Ezra Jack Keats mini-grant. Today, the director shares her first post in a new series for the Library as Incubator Project on their “Day in the Life” book project! Enjoy!  ~Erinn by Diana Brawley Sussman In...
Community Partnerships with the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

Community Partnerships with 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, a new interview Joe Kerman of Sector 67, who is the current maker-in-residence. Cheers! ~Erinn by Sean Ottosen and Lucas Schneider In our last edition of the...
An Interview with Sherri Liberman of Mulberry Street Library

An Interview with Sherri Liberman of Mulberry Street Library

Today’s feature from Rebecca Rubenstein takes us back to Mulberry Street Library, a branch of the NYPL, where community-minded artists regularly show their work.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings in the NYC area! ~Erinn by Rebecca Rubenstein I introduced Library as Incubator Project to Mulberry Street Library and their wonderful...
Literary Lots: Literacy and Community Engagement

Literary Lots: Literacy and Community Engagement

Literary Lots is a Cleveland-based program that re-purposes abandoned spaces in order to bring art and literacy programs to the city’s kids in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library. This year’s Literary Lots effort brought together new partners and a fabulous under the sea theme.  Today, Felton Thomas Jr, CPL’s Director,...
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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,...
Featuring: Carrie Ida Edinger

Featuring: Carrie Ida Edinger

Today we present an exhibition by Carrie Ida Edinger, which is a “restaging” of an online collection project, exploring the space between the physical and digital via that most basic of ephemera – the newsprint coupon. Enjoy this exploration! ~ Laura The restaging of the Internet-based Collection Project artifactual object, The Coupon Collection, was exhibited at the Newark...
Book to Boogie: Flip, Flap, Fly!

Book to Boogie: Flip, Flap, Fly!

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...
ONE WEEK Left to register for our Fall 'Makerspace Mindset' course!

ONE WEEK Left to register for our Fall ‘Makerspace Mindset’ course!

Curious about the maker movement in libraries?  Looking to jumpstart a makerspace project at your own institution and want to learn about scalable options for your community? Want a fun, informative, and collaborative online learning experience for your continuing ed credits? Our Makerspace Mindset course is for you!  We’re proud to offer this online course through...