The Labs Goes Teen: Exploring our Social Identity

The Labs Goes Teen: Exploring our Social Identity

We’ve been documenting the evolution of The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2012, when the project had just secured a pilot grant.  It’s all grown up now, and looking to take over the entire library! Check out the whole series on The Labs @ CLP.  Enjoy! ~Erinn by Amalia Kalisz Tonsor,...
Featuring: Isobelle Ouzman

Featuring: Isobelle Ouzman

You may have noticed Isobelle Ouzman’s work popping up on the internet recently. Her lush altered books re-imagine fairy tale narratives in the pages of discarded books with layers of drawings and cut paper. It’s right up our alley, and we’re delighted to share her work!  Enjoy– Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell...
Featuring: Sarah Burris and The Artist and the Librarian

Featuring: Sarah Burris and The Artist and the Librarian

Today it’s a real treat to talk with Sarah Burris, an artist/librarian and the creator of the Tumblr The Artist and the Librarian, which is an amazing celebration of artist/librarians everywhere! Enjoy! ~Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself – who are you, and what sort of work do...
The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

by Abby Wanserski If you’ve ever been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Met”) you know how impressive their collection is. What many people are not aware of is that The Met maintains several reference libraries, “study centers” and two visitor oriented libraries: the Thomas J. Watson Library and...
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

Today we’re pleased to welcome back Alice Frecknall from Apples & Snakes; she brings us a follow up to our first post about London’s SPINE Festival that took place earlier this month. This fabulous event brought free arts programs to 33 libraries around the city. Read on! ~ Laura by Alice...
The Billie Jane Baguley Library & Archives at The Heard Museum of American Indian Art

The Billie Jane Baguley Library & Archives at The Heard Museum of American Indian Art

We’re delighted to welcome Abby Wanserski to the site today as a new feature writer! Abby’s first post on the library resources at the Heard Museum of American Indian Art is part of a new series focused on libraries and archives in museum contexts. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Abby Wanserski The Billie Jane...
A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Art Exhibit & Book Release Party

A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Art Exhibit & Book Release Party

This is our final installment of Carbondale Public Library’s “Day in the Life” book project, funded by an Ezra Jack Keats mini-grant. Today, the director shares the art exhibit and book launch! Check out the whole series HERE. Enjoy!  ~Erinn by Diana Brawley Sussman It took thirty-two authors and three organizations to create...
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Poem in Your Pocket Day at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System

Poem in Your Pocket Day at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in 2013. Poem in Your Pocket Day is on April 24th. Welcome to National Poem in your Pocket Day!  We’re delighted to welcome Wendy Saz to the site as part of our National Poetry Month line-up.  Wendy is the Branch Manager for Crozet Library in the...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | April 10 - 16

Friday Linkubator Roundup | April 10 – 16

Happy National Libraries Week! Where to even start?? There was SO MUCH library, art, and human goodness on the web – so let’s jump right in! New features: Book sculpture is one of our favorite things, so we just had to talk to artist Isobelle Ouzman about her work! We think you’ll love it too. We’ve...
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Resident Determined Public Art

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Resident Determined Public Art

This article is the fourth in a series brought to us by Edith Abeyta, who is currently participating in a yearlong artist residency at the Hazelwood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. by Edith Abeyta It’s not unusual for artists to work in the public sphere but it is not so common for artists...
Framing Fraktur: An Expanding Celebration of Art and Culture

Framing Fraktur: An Expanding Celebration of Art and Culture

Today we welcome back Rachel Karasick, who wrote the preview post for the Framing Fraktur exhibition at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Rachel fills us in on the exhibition and larger fraktur celebration since it opened in early March. Enjoy! ~ Laura by Rachel Karasick Framing Fraktur opened at the Free Library on March 2nd, and...
Lawrence Public Library's PoeTree Installation

Lawrence Public Library’s PoeTree Installation

This post was originally published in April 2012. Since then, Rebecca Dunn has become one of our most popular contributors with her Pages to Projects series.   We’re delighted to welcome Rebecca Dunn, a Youth Services Librarian Assistant at Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, KS to the Library as Incubator Project! For National Poetry Month, Lawrence...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | April 3 - 9

Friday Linkubator Roundup | April 3 – 9

We deliver our “best of the week” roundup a little later than normal, but still just as packed with great stuff! Some fabulous digitization efforts, a new Tumblr to read, and medieval manuscripts showing modern medicine who’s boss. Read on! New features: We’re diving deep into Madison Public Library’s local music sharing project, the Yahara...
Book to Boogie: "Up, Down, and Around"

Book to Boogie: “Up, Down, and Around”

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...
A look back: Creating The Yahara Music Library at Madison Public Library

A look back: Creating The Yahara Music Library at Madison Public Library

Today, Guy Hankel of Madison Public Library joins us to talk about his work to create the Yahara Music Library– a project that launched Rabble, a new start-up that is building software for local music collections with library principles in mind. Check out all of our YML and Rabble posts by Kelly Hiser and the team HERE. ~Erinn by Guy Hankel It’s...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 27 - April 3

Friday Linkubator Roundup | March 27 – April 3

Well, it was a bit of a sleepy week on Twitter, which I’m taking to mean that everyone was either on spring break (reading, presumably) or buried deep in work. But the links are as good as always! Sink your teeth into this great stuff as we head into Easter weekend. New features: Take a...
Featuring: Patricia Dahlman and "Big Open Book"

Featuring: Patricia Dahlman and “Big Open Book”

Today I’m pleased to welcome artist Patricia Dahlman to the Library as Incubator Project. Patricia is the creator of a new site-specific sculpture that is on exhibit at the Mid-Manhattan Library in New York City. Today she tells us a bit about her relationship to libraries, especially the art book collections that inspired Big Open Book....
Celebrate National Library Week with #LibraryMade

Celebrate National Library Week with #LibraryMade

Woo-hoo, National Library Week is nearly here and we’re reminding our readers about ALA’s theme for National Library Week this year, Unlimited Possibilities with a special focus on all things #LibraryMade! National Library Week: April 12-18, 2015 You can find all sorts of goodies on ALA’s NLW 2015 page, including web badges and downloadable promotional materials that...
DC Punk Archive: Origins

DC Punk Archive: Origins

Check out this awesome “origin story” from two Washington, DC (DCPL) librarians about the community-planned local music archive that aims to capture the past and present DC punk scene. Yet another fab local music library initiative! by Michele Casto and Bobbie Dougherty DC Public Library (DCPL) librarians Michele Casto and Bobbie Dougherty have dreamt of building...