Librarian Resources
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...
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,...
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...
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...
"BiblioCraft," the new book by Jessica Pigza

“BiblioCraft,” the new book by Jessica Pigza

by Laura Damon-Moore Today is a great day, because today we’re celebrating a new book that came out last week from a dear friend of the Library as Incubator Project! BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects (Abrams/STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books) is by Jessica Pigza, also known as the Handmade Librarian....
Artsy!

Artsy!

There are lots of reasons for a librarian to love Artsy. To name just a few: 1. Cataloging. My oh my, the cataloging. Artsy’s Art Genome Project is wildly ambitions, aiming to classify the art world in terms of “genes” such as movement, subject matter, and composition. Taxonomy aficionados everywhere should appreciate the multi-faceted categories...
Book Publishing Workshop for Teens, new from Matt Finch

Book Publishing Workshop for Teens, new from Matt Finch

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 about book publishing. by Matt Finch Last year, Parkes Shire ran a...
The Public Domain Review

The Public Domain Review

by Angela Terrab Like an iceberg, the public domain is massive, and most of it is hidden from sight. Luckily, this iceberg has a team of explorers dedicated to mapping it’s extents! The Public Domain Review is a godsend for anyone who knows that the public domain is full of great content waiting to be...
Book to Boogie: Mouse Paint

Book to Boogie: Mouse Paint

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...
Learn with us in the Makerspace Mindset Course this spring

Learn with us in the Makerspace Mindset Course this spring

Erinn, Laura, and Katie, along with a slew of special guests, return to the online teaching space this spring with another round of our course on library makerspaces, the Makerspace Mindset. If you’re curious about the different types of makerspaces and how to develop a makerspace that makes sense for your community, we’d love to have...
Program Kit: Glitter Bangle Bracelet Makeover

Program Kit: Glitter Bangle Bracelet Makeover

We’re delighted to partner with Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied to bring you a series of kits to bring a little DIY to the library! Read on to learn more about this STEAM-friendly activity and download the Kit to use in your library. Don’t forget to check out all of Heidi’s posts for us HERE....