Librarian Resources
The STEAMpunks Club explores: Balloons!

The STEAMpunks Club explores: Balloons!

by Laura Damon-Moore Quite a while ago, I introduced the S.T.E.A.M.punks Club here on the Library as Incubator Project. This is a monthly after school group that meets at the Eager Free Public Library in Evansville, WI, on early-dismissal school days, where ~30 kids and 5 volunteers explore different aspects of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering,...
Behind the Scenes of the Yahara Music Library

Behind the Scenes of the Yahara Music Library

Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share more info on what went into creating the Yahara Music Library– work that has bloomed into a new startup that will create a software-as-service model for libraries to create their own local music collections! Be sure to take a look at the license and collection development...
Book to Boogie: Flip, Flap, Fly!

Book to Boogie: Flip, Flap, Fly!

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...
109 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online

109 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online

This post was originally published on February 17, 2012 as “65 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online.” Since that time, the museum has added a considerable number of new catalogs, including works from Calder, Munch, Klimt, and others. Enjoy! ~Erinn The Guggenheim Museum in New York has many exciting digital and preservation initiatives, including the ambitious Variable Media Initiative, which...
Pages to Projects: Ephemeral Leaf Art

Pages to Projects: Ephemeral Leaf Art

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...
Featuring: Julie Dietzel-Glair

Featuring: Julie Dietzel-Glair

Today it is my pleasure to present a conversation with Julie Dietzel-Glair, library consultant and writer – most recently of an awesome book from the American Library Association called Books in Motion: Connecting Preschoolers with Books Through Art, Games, Movement, Music, Playacting, and Props (ALA Neal-Schuman, 2013). As someone who’s constantly looking for new ways to engage...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Book to Boogie: "Quick as a Cricket"

Book to Boogie: “Quick as a Cricket”

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...
Trick Photography with Light Stencils: a Program Kit

Trick Photography with Light Stencils: a Program Kit

One of the things we love to do at the Library as Incubator Project is to share solid how-to’s for fun and innovative arts/maker programs. Youth librarian Michael Cherry was one of the first to contribute a kit to the website (which may be found here) and we’re totally stoked to have him and Charles...