Librarian Resources
Libraries are for everyone: featuring Rebecca McCorkindale

Libraries are for everyone: featuring Rebecca McCorkindale

We first spoke with Rebecca a couple years ago about her artistic and creative endeavors, but we knew that we had to talk to her again once we saw her AMAZING Libraries are for Everyone images! Enjoy! -Holly LAIP: What has changed in your artistic or library life since the last time we spoke? Wow! What...
Book to Boogie: "Cindy Moo"

Book to Boogie: “Cindy Moo”

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...
Loading the Cannons: Guest Authors at Teen Writing Groups

Loading the Cannons: Guest Authors at Teen Writing Groups

This post was first published on February 19, 2015.  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...
Book to Boogie: "Bunny Slopes"

Book to Boogie: “Bunny Slopes”

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...
Book to Boogie: Little Cloud

Book to Boogie: Little Cloud

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...
Book to Boogie: "Waiting for Snow"

Book to Boogie: “Waiting for Snow”

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

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in November 2014. 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...
Book to Boogie: The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings

Book to Boogie: The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings

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...
3D Printed Bookmarks

3D Printed Bookmarks

by Michael Cherry, Teen & Youth Librarian Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library 3D printed bookmarks are a fun and easy project for librarians interested in 3D printing. They are a great way to introduce patrons to computer-aided design (CAD) and don’t require as many light years to 3D print. Their quirkiness will appeal to technophobes and gadget...
Get your community on the same page! NEA Big Read grants available

Get your community on the same page! NEA Big Read grants available

We’re posting this on behalf of the NEA Big Read, a program through Arts Midwest. This continues to be a great platform for engaging communities around a common read (p.s.–check out the NEA Big Read’s teacher resources to find some hands-on creative projects to incorporate into your Big Read programming!). ~Laura   Application deadline: January 26,...
Quick and Dirty Marketing for Your Library's Arts Programming

Quick and Dirty Marketing for Your Library’s Arts Programming

Today’s writeup comes to us from Kristy Bowen from Columbia College Chicago Library. Kristy has some great ideas and tips for marketing your arts programming (hint: use lots of visuals!) and is applicable to public, academic, and school libraries alike! Enjoy! Laura by Kristy Bowen Planning a reading series or open-mic night among the stacks?  Hosting...
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...