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"The Artist's Library" book update

“The Artist’s Library” book update

Hey, p-art-y people! We wanted to let you all know about a couple of book updates! The Artist’s Library: a Field Guide from the Library as Incubator Project comes out this May. Have you seen our cover yet? We’re so thrilled that it includes a piece by one of our featured artists, Lisa Occhipinti! We want to...
Book to Boogie: Move!

Book to Boogie: Move!

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: HeARTs!

Pages to Projects: HeARTs!

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...
The Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature

by Angela Terrab Do you have an interest in early children’s literature? Or are you just looking for gorgeous 18th century illustrations kick off your next craft? In either case, the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature should be one of your first stops. The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature is the nation’s preeminent...
Easy Does It: A pop-up teen makerspace

Easy Does It: A pop-up teen makerspace

As you know if you’ve been part of the Library as Incubator Project community, we’re big fans of maker programs and spaces, and we love to see the variety of “maker libraries” that are being developed around the country and the world. Something that we like to emphasize in our classes and presentations is that...
Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Emerging Best Practices for Maker Programing in Libraries

Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Emerging Best Practices for Maker Programing in Libraries

Today’s feature is part of a series written for the Library as Incubator Project by staff at the Free Library of Philadelphia. This series, Maker Jawn: Increasing Access to Creative Computing in Philly* focuses on the unique and innovative maker programs happening at that library. *The term “jawn” is a context-dependent substitute noun that originated in the...
Library Makers: a new project resource!

Library Makers: a new project resource!

This post was originally shared on the site on October 21, 2012. It’s been updated to include new content on the Library Makers website, including STEM/STEAM-driven project ideas! by Laura Damon-Moore You may remember way back in the spring when we hosted Madison Public Library children’s librarian Carissa Christner on the Library as Incubator Project....
Program Kit: Knitting Loom

Program Kit: Knitting Loom

We’re delighted to partner with Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied to bring you a series of kits to bring a little DIY to the library! Read on to learn more about this STEAM-friendly activity and download the Kit to use in your library. Don’t forget to check out all of Heidi’s posts for us HERE....
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books

The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books

by Angela Terrab Sherman Alexie’s favorite books is Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. His other recommended reads reflect a preference for poetry and 20th century American fiction. Meanwhile, Michael Cunningham’s list ranges from Shakespeare’s King Lear to the collected stories of Flannery O’Connor. The Top Ten: Writer’s Pick Their Favorite Books (http://toptenbooks.net/) is a reader’s adivosory...
Loading the Cannons | Sherlock Inspired

Loading the Cannons | Sherlock Inspired

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 Sometimes, I like to grab my...
Book to Boogie: "The Runaway Bunny"

Book to Boogie: “The Runaway Bunny”

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...
Back to Basics: Tracing and Coloring for all ages

Back to Basics: Tracing and Coloring for all ages

by Laura Damon-Moore Today, permit me a moment to grandstand about one of my favorite “incubating” programs that most libraries already offer (for the younger set, anyway) and all libraries can offer. Tracing. And coloring. I turned to these children’s room mainstays for several programs last year, that ended up appealing to kids, teens, and adults alike. Here I’ve...