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Book to Boogie: City Shapes

Book to Boogie: City Shapes

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...
Why Libraries Matter: My Experience Planning a Black Lives Matter Program

Why Libraries Matter: My Experience Planning a Black Lives Matter Program

Editor’s Note: This piece is being posted anonymously, both for the contributor’s sake and for the college where he works. Images, unfortunately, cannot be shared at this time. If other librarians out there would be interested in any of the research materials used in this program, or in contacting the contributor for any further insights...
Wildcards and fugitives: staff exhibition at the State Library Victoria

Wildcards and fugitives: staff exhibition at the State Library Victoria

The State Library of Victoria has a significant model of supporting staff creativity, both through a Residency program, and through staff exhibitions as well! Enjoy! Erinn by Dominique Dunstan, Curator The State Library of Victoria is a great cultural institution and not surprisingly there are many talented people working here, including writers, artists and musicians. Some of...
The Seattle Public Library and Rabble Launch PlayBack

The Seattle Public Library and Rabble Launch PlayBack

by Andrew Harbison and Kelly Hiser The Seattle Public Library launched PlayBack just over a month ago with 50 incredible albums by Seattle’s musicians, joining libraries in Madison and Edmonton as the latest to build a local music collection using Rabble’s MUSICat platform. From the start, the Seattle community has wholeheartedly embraced PlayBack. The library...
Book to Boogie: Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses

Book to Boogie: Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses

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...
An Introduction to the Yahara Music Library

An Introduction to the Yahara Music Library

This post was originally published on August 14, 2014. Many libraries are finding ways to share community-created content and provide their patrons with access to exciting new writing, music, and art.  Not only do these efforts support local artists, they also create unique collections, many of them digital.  I’m excited to introduce Kelly Hiser to the...
Teen Bubbler: Showcasing Art Made by Young Adults

Teen Bubbler: Showcasing Art Made by Young Adults

One of the most documented programs on the LAIP is the Bubbler at Madison Public Library. We not only have a personal investment in the maker and creativity programming (Laura, Holly, and Erinn have all worked for Madison Public Library at some point in our careers!); we also view the multifaceted, partnership-based program as an...
Book to Boogie: "Jonathan and His Mommy"

Book to Boogie: “Jonathan and His Mommy”

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...
PAGES TO PROJECTS: Color Tamer Face Drawing

PAGES TO PROJECTS: Color Tamer Face Drawing

In a place where colors ran wild, there lived a girl who was wilder still. Her name was Swatch, and she was a color tamer. She was small, but she was not afraid. by Rebecca Dunn Open Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color by Julia Denos (public library) and experience a stampede of color.  Young...
Book to Boogie: "Puddles!!!"

Book to Boogie: “Puddles!!!”

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...
Getting it out there: Putting art online

Getting it out there: Putting art online

by Sharon Wolff Art should be something for everyone to enjoy and simply putting it in a museum isn’t enough anymore. In my last post, I mentioned putting exhibits online, in whole or in part. This may seem counter-intuitive in terms of getting people to come in to see what your institution has to offer;...
Pages to Projects: Milk Painting

Pages to Projects: Milk Painting

This post was originally published on May 1, 2014. 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...