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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Creative Experience at St. Louis Public Library

Creative Experience at St. Louis Public Library

Today we welcome Andrea Johnson from St. Louis Public Library to the Library as Incubator Project. Andrea, who is the library’s Creative Experience Specialist, writes about the Creative Experience at the St. Louis Public Library, a playground for digital makers. Includes good ideas on how to make one maker space available and welcoming to users...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | September 19 - 25

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | September 19 – 25

Boy, it’s been a busy week.  We’ve had some really excellent features AND found lots of cool links.  Enjoy these, and as always, share YOUR favorites with us any time on Facebook or Twitter! ~Katie New features: We had a blast interviewing librarian/art-maker Rebecca Brooks who is behind the awesome superhero-themed library logos. Find out...
Queer Book Diorama Show at NYPL's Jefferson Market branch

Queer Book Diorama Show at NYPL’s Jefferson Market branch

Today, Rebecca Rubenstein interviews the curators of an exciting new show at the Jefferson Market 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 recently spoke with the curators of the Queer Book Diorama Show, Hugh Ryan and Sassafras Lowrey. The show...
CHP in the Stacks: September Update

CHP in the Stacks: September Update

by Laura Damon-Moore Several months ago we featured a neat-o program from our dear friends and colleagues at Coffee House Press: CHP in the Stacks, a program that helps libraries facilitate author and artist-in-residence programs at libraries of various kinds. We wanted to feature some updates from CHP In The Stacks, which was recently featured...
Featuring: Rebecca Brooks

Featuring: Rebecca Brooks

I knew that I was going to have a great time interviewing children’s librarian and art-maker Rebecca Brooks (a.k.a. Hafuboti) when her response to my interview invitation was a GIF featuring a flailing Kermit the Frog. Without further ado, the lovely Rebecca! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself – who are you?...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | September 12 - 19

Linkubator Friday Roundup | September 12 – 19

Aaaaaand we’re back for another edition of the weekly Linkubator Roundup!  Enjoy these most excellent links from us and others. New features: November is coming, which means thousands will be writing for National Novel Writing Month!  Consider adding a “Come Write In” program to your library this fall. Kelly Hiser brought us part 2 of...
Sharing Digital Art Created in the Library, 2 of 2

Sharing Digital Art Created in the Library, 2 of 2

Libraries are finding ways to share community-created content– writing, music, and art.  Not only do these efforts support local artists, they also create unique collections, many of them digital.  Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share her experience navigating the permissions landscape in her work as a Public Humanities Fellow at Madison...
Out of the Archives: Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters at The Morgan Library & Museum

Out of the Archives: Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters at The Morgan Library & Museum

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in December 2012. by Rebecca Rubenstein Beatrix Potter’s personality shines through in the exhibition, “Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters” at The Morgan Library & Museum. The work is gathered from materials in the Morgan’s collection, the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University, the Victoria and Albert Museum,...
Add a "Come Write In" program to your fall calendar

Add a “Come Write In” program to your fall calendar

A chilly couple of days this weekend provided a harsh reminder that fall is here, and November, a.k.a., National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo, is just about six weeks away. With hundreds of thousands of writers, or Wrimos, participating in NaNoWriMo (668,953 in 2013!!), the organizers rely on community institutions to host programs to invite Wrimos...
Linkubator FRIDAY Roundup | September 1 - 12

Linkubator FRIDAY Roundup | September 1 – 12

Welcome to the new and improved Linkubator – same awesome link selection, now on Friday!  We focus on any new content we’ve featured, what we’ve been up to, and best of all, whatever cool and interesting junk we saw online the past week.  Make sure to stop by on Fridays from now on for all...
The Labs @ CLP | Introducing the Labsy Awards

The Labs @ CLP | Introducing the Labsy Awards

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, Digital Learning Librarian and Labs manager Corey Wittig shares the fun of celebrating teens’ achievements as they create in the Labs. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Corey Wittig The 3rd...
Sharing Digital Art Created in the Library Part 1 of 2

Sharing Digital Art Created in the Library Part 1 of 2

Libraries are finding ways to share community-created content– writing, music, and art.  Not only do these efforts support local artists, they also create unique collections, many of them digital.  Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share her experience navigating the permissions landscape during her work as a Public Humanities Fellow at Madison Public...