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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...
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...
Kit: Poetry Scavenger Hunt

Kit: Poetry Scavenger Hunt

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in April 2013. We’re thrilled to present this original program kit created for us – and you! – by a group of poets and literary educators known as Line Assembly. We’ll be featuring a full-blown feature and interview with the six Line Assemblers later this...
Exploring the Boston Athenaeum

Exploring the Boston Athenaeum

Today it’s my pleasure to present this interview with Peter Walsh from the Boston Athenaeum. He talked with us about this local institution, its collection, and how the Athenaeum actively supports the work of artists in New England. Enjoy! ~ Laura The mission of the Boston Athenæum is to serve its members, the broader community, and scholars throughout...
Book to Boogie: "Dance with Me"

Book to Boogie: “Dance with Me”

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 | March 30 - April 5

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | March 30 – April 5

Has it only been a week?  My goodness, but it’s been crazy over here!  Definitely crazy-good, though.  Check under the “Other news” section to hear about all that we’ve been up to this week, and be sure to peruse all the great links below! New features: Do you have a Little Free Library in your...
The Borough is My Library

The Borough is My Library

One of the exciting things about working at the Library as Incubator Project is learning about librarians who have a creative practice and seeing how the library supports and informs that practice. Today’s feature from Rebecca Rubenstein introduces a librarian/archivist who has created a series of zines that encapsulate that dynamic. Don’t miss Rebecca’s other...
The Art Assignment

The Art Assignment

by Angela Terrab If you’ve already seen “The Art Assignment“, then you’re already thinking of ways to use it in your library. In a series of weekly YouTube videos, Sarah Urist Green and John Green (yes, that John Green) meet with contemporary artists, explore the art historical context of their work, and challenge viewers to...
Coffee House Press in the Stacks

Coffee House Press in the Stacks

by Laura Damon-Moore We have a very, very cool program to highlight today that is straight from our good friends (and the publisher of our upcoming book, The Artist’s Library) at Coffee House Press. Several months ago, staff at Coffee House, in partnership with individuals and organizations in the Twin Cities, started a program called CHP...
Spark: Little Free Library #2

Spark: Little Free Library #2

Spark: Little Free Library is a post series that’s all about making art, making stories, even making performances based on Little Libraries. Some of our exercises and ideas are related to the stuff that’s in the Little Libraries. Others are tied to the libraries themselves. But either way, we hope you’ll find a Little Library close to you (or...