Bubbler in the Neighborhood Libraries

Bubbler in the Neighborhood Libraries

A new installment in our new series on The Bubbler at Madison Public Library!  We’ve worked closely with Trent Miller and the Bubbler crew as partners on their NEA Our Town grant, and we’re delighted to introduce this exciting programming model to the library world in a series of videos here...
On View at the San Diego Public Library: Booked for the Evening

On View at the San Diego Public Library: Booked for the Evening

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...
Book Craft at Greenfield Public Library

Book Craft at Greenfield Public Library

We’re delighted to welcome Hannah Fjeld to the site today to share a story about her effort to make exciting, cost-effective adult programs a reality at the Greenfield Public Library.  Read on to learn more about how she took discarded books and turned them into a successful workshop series! Cheers–...
Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

We love book art here at the LAIP, and every once in awhile I like to mine the internet for all things book art, just to see what fabulous things can be made from discarded texts.  Today’s feature is Ragnhildur Johanns, a captivating artist I stumbled across on one such trip down the rabbit hole....
3rd Annual IT CAME FROM A BOOK Teen Art Contest (#ICFABArt)

3rd Annual IT CAME FROM A BOOK Teen Art Contest (#ICFABArt)

The Library as Incubator Project is proud to announce the 3rd Annual “It Came From a Book” Teen Art Contest!!! This awesome art contest for teens is in its 3rd year, and we are so excited!  Our amazing partners this year are: Teen Librarian’s Toolbox, EgmontUSA, and Zest Books - this project would not...
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Featuring: Ander Monson

Featuring: Ander Monson

Today I’m thrilled to present this interview with writer, publisher, and library-haunter Ander Monson. He’s here today to talk about his relationship to libraries, why he’s passionate about books as physical objects, and his intriguing new book project from Graywolf Press (forthcoming February 2015). Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us about yourself. Who...
Featuring: Brendan McCarty & "The Periodicals"

Featuring: Brendan McCarty & “The Periodicals”

Today it’s my pleasure to welcome a local musician to the Library as Incubator Project! Brendan McCarty and his band, The Periodicals, relied heavily on library materials when they decided to undertake a home recording project. A School of Library & Information Studies graduate and a musician, Brendan’s perspective on libraries and how they can effectively serve...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | July 13 - 19

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | July 13 – 19

A quiet week here.  Enjoy this shorter-than-normal Linkubator and tell us what delighted you this week! New features: We’re going to follow along with the new artists-in-residence at the Hazelwood Branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh over the next few months.  Meet artists Edith Abeyta and Darnell Chambers! The excellent Amy Koester finished her series...
Show Me STEAM: Constellation Guidebooks

Show Me STEAM: Constellation Guidebooks

Guest blogger Amy Koester of The Show Me Librarian blog returns with the very last post in her monthly series!  This series focuses on weaving STEM principles and concepts into the arts & crafts programs youth services librarians are already doing.  We want to say a great big THANK YOU to Amy for all of her wonderful and inspiring...
Out of the Archives: The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Out of the Archives: The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in July 2012. The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection consists of over 150,000 maps, focusing on 18th and 19th century North and South America and including atlases, globes, maritime charts and other materials.  Of those 150,000 items, about 32,000 of the maps have been digitized...
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch

Today we are so pleased to welcome artist Edith Abeyta to the Library as Incubator Project. Edith and her collaborator, Darnell Chambers, are just beginning a year as artists-in-residence at the Hazelwood branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Edith and Darnell will document their residency with quarterly posts for the Incubator Project. Enjoy! ~ Laura by...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | July 6 - 12

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | July 6 – 12

We are back in the swing of things, bringing you as much art & library content as we can.  Check out some of our favorite things in the links below. New features: Hey storytimers – the picture book “Here Are My Hands” is a perfect way to get kiddos into motion!  This month’s Book to...
Fantastic Friday: Propaganda Posters

Fantastic Friday: Propaganda Posters

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie Before the affordability of household televisions and well before the internet and social media were even dreamed of, the art of...
With the LAIP at ALA 2014

With the LAIP at ALA 2014

We traveled to hot Las Vegas at the end of June for the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference, and boy did we do a lot in two days! We met friends, both old, new, and from the online world; presented our Book to Art Club, and talked to librarians and teachers from all over the country...
Mini Maker Faire at Kent State University Libraries

Mini Maker Faire at Kent State University Libraries

by Laura Damon-Moore Maker culture continues to be integrated into the everyday workings of public, school, and academic libraries, as demonstrated by today’s feature. Lots of libraries around the world are hosting Maker Faires in conjunction with community partners, and we’re thrilled to present one example of a Mini Maker Faire at Kent State University...
Book to Boogie: "Here Are My Hands"

Book to Boogie: “Here Are My Hands”

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...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | June 21 - July 5

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | June 21 – July 5

You’ll have to forgive us for not posting a Linkubator last week.  We were away at the ALA Annual Conference, and internet was difficult to come by (ahem, to say the least).  But this week, you get it all: a double-whammy!  Check out our favorite things from the last two weeks. New features: We were...