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A school library makerspace with Colleen Graves

A school library makerspace with Colleen Graves

This post was originally posted on the LAIP in March 2016. It remains one of our most popular! Today we have an interview with Colleen Graves, a 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and a school librarian/maker who has brought a makerspace into her school library. Enjoy! Busy morning #making, #soldering, using computers, #studying, #reading...
Libraries are for everyone: featuring Rebecca McCorkindale

Libraries are for everyone: featuring Rebecca McCorkindale

We first spoke with Rebecca a couple years ago about her artistic and creative endeavors, but we knew that we had to talk to her again once we saw her AMAZING Libraries are for Everyone images! Enjoy! -Holly LAIP: What has changed in your artistic or library life since the last time we spoke? Wow! What...
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...
3rd Annual IT CAME FROM A BOOK Teen Art Contest (#ICFABArt)

3rd Annual IT CAME FROM A BOOK Teen Art Contest (#ICFABArt)

The Library as Incubator Project is proud to announce the 3rd Annual “It Came From a Book” Teen Art Contest!!! This awesome art contest for teens is in its 3rd year, and we are so excited!  Our amazing partners this year are: Teen Librarian’s Toolbox, EgmontUSA, and Zest Books – this project would not be possible without them! SUBMISSION...
Outside the Lines: Libraries Reintroduced coming this Sept!

Outside the Lines: Libraries Reintroduced coming this Sept!

When this press release came through our inbox, I knew it was worth more than a tweet.  See if your library is participating, or ask your library to get in on the action! ~Katie From the website: Outside the Lines: Libraries Reintroduced is a weeklong celebration to reconnect you with the creativity, technology, discovery and all...
Show Me STEAM: Constellation Guidebooks

Show Me STEAM: Constellation Guidebooks

Guest blogger Amy Koester of The Show Me Librarian blog returns with the very last post in her monthly series!  This series focuses on weaving STEM principles and concepts into the arts & crafts programs youth services librarians are already doing.  We want to say a great big THANK YOU to Amy for all of her wonderful and inspiring...
Show Me STEAM: Coffee Filter Camouflage

Show Me STEAM: Coffee Filter Camouflage

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 It seems whenever I open our children’s craft...
Show Me STEAM: Painting with Forces

Show Me STEAM: Painting with Forces

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 If I took an impromptu poll of libraries...
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...
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...
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...
Show Me STEAM: This art program is being invaded!

Show Me STEAM: This art program is being invaded!

Guest blogger Amy Koester of The Show Me Librarian blog totally hit it out of the park with her first feature here on LAIP a month ago, and she’s back for more!  This series focuses on weaving STEM principles and concepts into the arts & crafts programs youth services librarians are already doing.  We just...