Librarian Resources
Book to Boogie: "SPLASH!"

Book to Boogie: “SPLASH!”

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 find these activities useful and...
Pages to Projects: Art for Babies

Pages to Projects: Art for Babies

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...
Mobile Makerspace at Arrowhead Library System

Mobile Makerspace at Arrowhead Library System

by Laura Damon-Moore With our Continuing Education course for UW-Madison SLIS on makerspaces just finishing up, I have maker “stuff” on the brain. Today I thought I’d share a resource recently acquired by my small library system located in south central Wisconsin. This year Arrowhead Library System used the LSTA technology block to fund equipment that makes...
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

by Angela Terrab It’s a catalog! No, it’s a digital gallery! No, it’s both, and a resource guide to boot! The Library of Congress’s Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) is a marvel of both depth and breadth, and a must-see for students, researchers, and American history buffs. As a catalog, the PPOC displays the...
Fantastic Friday: Natural History Prints

Fantastic Friday: Natural History Prints

Let’s try a little something new today.  Instead of an info-packed essay or an in-depth resource analysis, let’s just take this Friday to look at pretty things! In collecting resources for our Book to Art Club meeting on The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly, I found myself swimming in digital collections filled with GORGEOUS...
Tour the National Gallery of Art Online

Tour the National Gallery of Art Online

by Angela Terrab If you can’t make it to the nation’s capital, you can still enjoy the National Gallery of Art. Like the mammoth institution itself, NGA’s sprawling online presence is packed with images and information. And like the gallery itself, you could get lost in the collections for ages. This highlight tour can help...
Pages to Projects: Milk Painting

Pages to Projects: Milk Painting

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...
NYPL Digital Collections

NYPL Digital Collections

by Angela Terrab The New York Public Library Digital Collections have substance, and now they’re getting the style to match. As one might expect of this landmark library system, NYPL is bursting with drool-worthy content: Presidential papers, artistic archives, and monumental maps are just a few of the 800,000 items that have been “digitized from...
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...