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Linkubator Friday Roundup | November 14 - 20

Linkubator Friday Roundup | November 14 – 20

This week was light on the Incubator side but SO AWESOME on all the great stuff floating around the web.  Dive right in and see what was delighting us! New features: Erinn dropped in on the magnificent Odd Volumes altered book show at the Yale University Art Gallery, and we are in love with every...
NEA Big Read Grants Available

NEA Big Read Grants Available

We are pleased to support the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest in their library-based initiative, The Big Read! See below for ways to support literacy and literary engagement in your community with Big Read grant funding. ~ Laura Get your community on the same page! Big Read grants available. The Big Read is...
Make It Take It Kits at Meridian District Library

Make It Take It Kits at Meridian District Library

If you’ve heard us speak at a conference or staff training, you know that the LAIP team is big on finding innovative ways to facilitate maker activities and programs even if your library does not have a traditional, permanent “makerspace.” Meridian District Library in Idaho found one way to handle this: a series of “Make...
Odd Volumes at the Yale University Art Gallery

Odd Volumes at the Yale University Art Gallery

One of our favorite things here at the Library as Incubator Project is book art– altered books, bookworks, book sculptures– you name it.  When it comes to re-purposing old books, we love to see them turned into exciting and thought-provoking pieces of art when they’re no longer useful in the stacks.  I had the pleasure...
The Sketchbook Project at Brooklyn Art Library

The Sketchbook Project at Brooklyn Art Library

This post was originally published on November 30th, 2012. We’re delighted to have Rebecca Rubenstein on board as a Feature Writer at large for the Library as Incubator Project, especially because she is both a librarian and a visual artist!  She lives and works in New York City, and we’re very happy to have her...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | November 7 - 13

Linkubator Friday Roundup | November 7 – 13

Friends, the internet was indeed fruitful this week.  Check out those awesome links down below, and be sure to see what we’ve been up to as well! New features: Fantastic new book + project pair from Rebecca Dunn in this month’s Pages to Projects!  For Native American Heritage Month, a beautiful tale and basic weaving...
Featuring: ProjectArt in NYC Libraries

Featuring: ProjectArt in NYC Libraries

Recently we were able to connect with an awesome nonprofit organization called ProjectArt. Based in New York City, ProjectArt partners with NYC branch libraries to bring high-quality arts education programs to youth across the city. With their focus on innovation and cost-effectiveness, ProjectArt is one of those “dream partners” libraries everywhere wish for! We encourage...
Friends Groups Help Make It Happen in Dallas, TX

Friends Groups Help Make It Happen in Dallas, TX

Today’s story comes from Stan Aten, who we had the pleasure of meeting at the Texas Book Festival at the end of October. Stan shares some stories about ways that Friends groups can help support the arts-incubating efforts of public libraries. Enjoy! ~ Laura by Stan Aten Friends groups in the Dallas, Texas area have worked...
Pages to Projects: Weaving a Tale

Pages to Projects: Weaving a Tale

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 hear about it!  Share your...
2014 #ICFABArt Gallery | Vote for your favorite entry!

2014 #ICFABArt Gallery | Vote for your favorite entry!

We at the Library as Incubator Project are thrilled to announce the finalists for this year’s #ICFAB (“It Came From a Book!) Teen Art Contest!  We received many fantastic entries, but this year, we decided to winnow it down to 9 entries.  Believe me, it wasn’t easy! Contestants were asked to create a work of...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | October 31 - November 6

Linkubator Friday Roundup | October 31 – November 6

Lots of community-building and information-sharing going on in the library world lately – check out some of our favorite news and bits of delight we saw this week! New features: Carbondale Public Library used an Ezra Jack Keats mini-grant to create a book with youth and seniors in the community. Another gem of a picture book to...
Fun Palaces at Parkes Shire Library

Fun Palaces at Parkes Shire Library

Today’s feature comes to us from Parkes Shire Library in Australia! Shellie Buckle, Cultural, Education and Libraries Manager and Tracie Mauro, Branch Librarian (who wrote up this awesome previous post) bring us a story about Fun Palaces at the library today. Who wouldn’t want to spend a little time in a Fun Palace?! ~ Laura by Shellie...