Librarian Resources
Design of the Picture Book

Design of the Picture Book

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in 2014. Design of the Picture Book continues to be one of our favorite resources, which is why we’re thrilled to re-share this great blog today! by Angela Terrab The best book authors push boundaries, and in the realm of picture books, a lot of this exploration happens...
First Contact: Why Websites Matter to Creative Libraries

First Contact: Why Websites Matter to Creative Libraries

Today, we hear from Sharon Wolff, who has a unique perspective on a practical element of building a creative library: making a good impression online! If you want to bring creatives through your door, begin with a well-designed website. ~Erinn by Sharon Wolff This blog is all about using libraries and museums to foster a creative...
Book to Boogie: "Little White Rabbit"

Book to Boogie: “Little White Rabbit”

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: Shadow Play

PAGES TO PROJECTS: Shadow Play

by Rebecca Dunn  With spring comes more daylight hours, which means we get to see our shadows more often over the next several weeks! There are many entertaining children’s books that explore light and shadows (see list below), but one standout storytime winner is The Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers. Rabbit finds himself in the...
Incubating Creativity and Imagination at #CILDC

Incubating Creativity and Imagination at #CILDC

In case you missed all the pictures and chatter on Twitter around the Computers in Libraries conference in DC (#CILDC), here’s a bit of what you missed from the Incubator crew! Erinn and Holly ran an epic 8-hour preconference workshop on Monday with four incredibly curious and dedicated librarians from public, state, and academic libraries....
Art Resources Transfer: Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program

Art Resources Transfer: Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in 2012. We’ve updated the information below with current links. Enjoy learning about this terrific resource!  One of our goals at the Library as Incubator Project is to showcase resources and programs that can benefit libraries of all kinds– even those with zero budgets– and create opportunities for...
Rain Barrel Art at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

Rain Barrel Art at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

by Michael Cherry For the past two years, the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) has participated in a community rain barrel project called “Every Drop Counts.” The City Engineer’s Office, in partnership with Coca Cola, generously donated 55 gallon plastic drums that were converted into painted rain barrels. Community organizations, schools, and nonprofits were invited...
Book to Boogie: "The Little Yellow Leaf"

Book to Boogie: “The Little Yellow Leaf”

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...
Partnering for an After-School Maker Club

Partnering for an After-School Maker Club

by Laura Damon-Moore We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: smart, sustainable partnerships make for great creativity-incubating programs. In the summer of 2015, as I was looking ahead to a fall and winter season that was going to be busy and transition-ful for me personally, I made the decision to try and have a...
Book to Boogie: Up and Down

Book to Boogie: Up and Down

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: Last Stop on Market Street + 3D Bus Activity

Pages to Projects: Last Stop on Market Street + 3D Bus Activity

by Rebecca Dunn  I think it’s safe to say that the majority of librarians, educators, and children’s literature enthusiasts were absolutely ecstatic about the recognition received by Last Stop on Market Street, this year’s recipient of the Newbery Medal as well as Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honors. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt...
Book to Boogie: Ninja!

Book to Boogie: Ninja!

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...