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Show Me STEAM: Money Smart Art Markets

Show Me STEAM: Money Smart Art Markets

Guest blogger Amy Koester of The Show Me Librarian blog returns with her monthly series!  This series focuses on weaving STEM principles and concepts into the arts & crafts programs youth services librarians are already doing.  We just love these program ideas, and I think you will too! ~Katie by Amy Koester Every April, many libraries observe Money Smart Week—a...
"Our Ladies of Perpetual Housework" by Elaine Luther

“Our Ladies of Perpetual Housework” by Elaine Luther

Today it is my pleasure to welcome jewelry maker and mixed media artist Elaine Luther back to the Library as Incubator Project. Elaine has a new art series that is not only on display at a library in Chicago, but is also directly inspired by a book she stumbled upon right on the library’s shelf....
New Urban Myth Planning: a YA program how-to

New Urban Myth Planning: a YA program how-to

Our friend over at Books & Adventures, educator and library program coordinator Matt Finch, has some fantastic new programs up on his website. We’re going to highlight a couple of them here this spring, including today’s feature on this fun and educational program on urban myths that combines local history, curation, and creation. Enjoy! ~ Laura...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | April 13 - 19

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | April 13 – 19

Whew, we made it through National Libraries Week!  We were a tiny bit distracted by the happenings at our *ahem* actual jobs to repost all the great content we saw, but I hope you all shared in the library love! New features: Teen librarian Heather Dickerson turns book spine poetry into a more concentrated program for young...
Featuring: Micaela Sullivan-Fowler

Featuring: Micaela Sullivan-Fowler

by Holly Storck-Post Librarian, curator, and artist, Micaela Sullivan-Fowler has been a long supporter and friend of LAIP. A recent feature on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library website inspired us to take a closer look at Micaela-the-artist. As the History of Health Sciences Librarian at Ebling Library, Micaela works with students, both one-on-one, and entire...
The Labs on Location

The Labs on Location

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, a digital literacy initiative that takes makerspaces to the next level by building embedded partnerships with arts and tech organizations in Pittsburgh. This week’s post is co-authored by Corey Wittig (Digital...
Design of the Picture Book

Design of the Picture Book

by Angela Terrab The best book authors push boundaries, and in the realm of picture books, a lot of this exploration happens visually. By this measure, Carter Higgins’ blog, Design of the Picture Book, captures all that is great in some of the best new picture books. Higgins is a school librarian and a graphic...
Loading the Cannons: National Poetry Month edition

Loading the Cannons: National Poetry Month edition

This is a post written by Heather Dickerson, Teen Services Librarian for the Lewis & Clark Library in Helena, Montana. In her series for the LAIP, “Loading the Cannons,” Heather tackles the question “what to do with young adults in a creative writing workshop?” Enjoy! ~ Laura by Heather Dickerson Since April is National Poetry Month,...
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 Thursday, April 24th for 2014. 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...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | April 6 - 12

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | April 6 – 12

Another belated Linkubator is the fallout of being the Saturday Librarian of the weekend!  Thank God for the relatively long memory of our social media accounts.   New features: New in our Book to Boogie series on movement in story time: Dance with Me! We love talking to libraries that support the arts, and the...
The Bubbler at Madison Public Library: Media Lab

The Bubbler at Madison Public Library: Media Lab

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 and on out Library as Incubator...
Book Spine Poetry Mini Contest!

Book Spine Poetry Mini Contest!

If you haven’t already heard, April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate libraries and poetry than with a Book Spine Poetry mini contest!  Book Spine Poetry is sweeping the library scene (the premise is easy: make up a poem using only book titles or spines), but I have to say that...