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Book Spine Poetry Mini Contest!

Book Spine Poetry Mini Contest!

If you haven’t already heard, April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate libraries and poetry than with a Book Spine Poetry mini contest!  Book Spine Poetry is sweeping the library scene (the premise is easy: make up a poem using only book titles or spines), but I have to say that...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | March 30 - April 5

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | March 30 – April 5

Has it only been a week?  My goodness, but it’s been crazy over here!  Definitely crazy-good, though.  Check under the “Other news” section to hear about all that we’ve been up to this week, and be sure to peruse all the great links below! New features: Do you have a Little Free Library in your...
Spark: Little Free Library #2

Spark: Little Free Library #2

Spark: Little Free Library is a post series that’s all about making art, making stories, even making performances based on Little Libraries. Some of our exercises and ideas are related to the stuff that’s in the Little Libraries. Others are tied to the libraries themselves. But either way, we hope you’ll find a Little Library close to you (or...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | March 23 - 29

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | March 23 – 29

It was a bit of a quiet week, which I think just means we were all bending low to the grindstone and getting stuff done.  But still a lot to see!  If you missed last week’s Linkubator Roundup (which you probably did, because I just posted it before writing this one!), you can read it...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | March 16 - 22

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | March 16 – 22

For those following at home, you may notice this post is a little late.  As in, 6 days late.  What can I say?  Life happens!  But it would be an absolute shame to miss some of the things we found this week in March, so check out the links below! New features: Matt Finch let...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | March 9 - 15

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | March 9 – 15

Well, the Ides of March have come and gone, and I hope everyone’s alright.  This week brought about MANY exciting features and developments for the Library as Incubator Project.  Read on to see our news! New features: A husband & wife team up to bring live theater and playwriting to children and teens at Chattanooga...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | March 2 - 8

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | March 2 – 8

Happy March, everyone!  For those of us in the frozen tundra of northern North America, the warmer temperatures are very welcome indeed.  I hope it’s not too bad for our friends in the southern hemisphere. New features: Check out the beautiful word-art stylings of artist Will Ashford – I want these hanging in my house!...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | February 23 - March 1

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | February 23 – March 1

This Linkubator is coming to you pretty late, but at least you’ll have something to look at Monday morning, right? New features: We love Little Free Libraries!  Find new ways to engage with these community builders in our new series. We’re PUMPED to announce a new series with librarian blogger Amy Koester of The Show...
Sparking new projects with Little Free Libraries

Sparking new projects with Little Free Libraries

by Laura Damon-Moore It’s sort of amazing that we’ve been around for (gah) 3+ years and haven’t written much about our friends over at Little Free Library. Surely you’ve seen one – mailbox-sized book boxes with room for a selection of books that are free to take and swap and share. Many of these Little...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | February 16 - 22

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | February 16 – 22

Alright, people, we’re going to make it short & sweet today.  Here we go! New from us: Book artist & binder Charlene Matthews has explored lots of different areas of book art, including writing out the text of James Joyce’s Ulysses on wooden poles.  WILD. Learn how Chesapeake Public Library brought TEDx into their community. If...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | February 9 - 16

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | February 9 – 16

Whew!  Y’all are so active online these days, it’s hard to keep up!  Enjoy this week’s best finds from us & others. New from us: Well, this picture book was just MADE to be featured in our Book to Boogie series: Move! by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Give the teens at your library artistic...
Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Whether you think today is the perfect excuse to snuggle up with your honey and eat chocolates or a terrible Hallmark conspiracy, there’s no mistaking it: Valentine’s Day is a good day in the world of Digital Collections!  There are a number of beautiful digital archives of vintage cards out there, documenting not only how...