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Our Favorite Things: Makers in Libraries

Our Favorite Things: Makers in Libraries

Makers, makerspaces, maker programs – call ’em what you will, but 2014 saw a LOT of maker STUFF in libraries! In this Favorite Things post, we’ve put together a set of interesting and innovative maker + library updates. San Diego Public Library Labs – The purchase of two 3d printers kick-started this awesome public makerspace...
Our Favorite Things: STEAM for Kids

Our Favorite Things: STEAM for Kids

2014 was a great year for lots of ideas for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning, especially for kids and young adults. Check out some of our favorites from our STEAM section below! Fun Palaces at Parkes Shire Library – coming to us all the way from Australia, a pop-up “laboratory of fun”...
Book to Boogie: "How to Catch a Star"

Book to Boogie: “How to Catch a Star”

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...
Sharing Art Created in Juvenile Justice Spaces

Sharing Art Created in Juvenile Justice Spaces

Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share more info on sharing community created content a the library– this time taking a closer look at teen artwork generated in juvenile justice programs. Be sure to take a look at the Terms of Service documents Kelly shares, and check out all of her posts in this...
NEA Big Read Grants Available

NEA Big Read Grants Available

We are pleased to support the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest in their library-based initiative, The Big Read! See below for ways to support literacy and literary engagement in your community with Big Read grant funding. ~ Laura Get your community on the same page! Big Read grants available. The Big Read is...
Featuring: ProjectArt in NYC Libraries

Featuring: ProjectArt in NYC Libraries

Recently we were able to connect with an awesome nonprofit organization called ProjectArt. Based in New York City, ProjectArt partners with NYC branch libraries to bring high-quality arts education programs to youth across the city. With their focus on innovation and cost-effectiveness, ProjectArt is one of those “dream partners” libraries everywhere wish for! We encourage...
Pages to Projects: Weaving a Tale

Pages to Projects: Weaving a Tale

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...
Book to Boogie: "Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball"

Book to Boogie: “Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball”

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...
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...