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Linkubator FRIDAY Roundup | September 1 - 12

Linkubator FRIDAY Roundup | September 1 – 12

Welcome to the new and improved Linkubator – same awesome link selection, now on Friday!  We focus on any new content we’ve featured, what we’ve been up to, and best of all, whatever cool and interesting junk we saw online the past week.  Make sure to stop by on Fridays from now on for all...
3rd Annual IT CAME FROM A BOOK Teen Art Contest (#ICFABArt)

3rd Annual IT CAME FROM A BOOK Teen Art Contest (#ICFABArt)

The Library as Incubator Project is proud to announce the 3rd Annual “It Came From a Book” Teen Art Contest!!! This awesome art contest for teens is in its 3rd year, and we are so excited!  Our amazing partners this year are: Teen Librarian’s Toolbox, EgmontUSA, and Zest Books – this project would not be possible without them! SUBMISSION...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 24 - 30

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 24 – 30

Enjoy your weekend with our favorite links from the past week!  Don’t miss the good stuff! New features: Albany Public Library challenged local musicians to make literary music with their “Reading Music” program. A great essay by Ryan Claringbole – Conquer Your Fear and Create! We dug up some really neat historical menus from digital collections...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 17 - 23

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 17 – 23

Are all our Northern Hemisphere friends withstanding the August heat?  Wisconsin weather makes you feel like you want to take a shower the minute you step outside.  Thankfully, the weather on the interwebs is always nice! New features: Albany Public Library turns a branch library into a gallery space for local artists twice a year,...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 10 - 16

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 10 – 16

A little bit of housekeeping on the LAIP site this week, but with just as much internet awesome as usual.  What have you been up to? New features: Sort of a feature, sort of project news: We show off our experience last week at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN with our Art +...
The Book to Art Club, Year 2!

The Book to Art Club, Year 2!

We at the LaIP spent most of our time at the ALA Annual Conference this summer talking about our Book to Art Club, and we’re so very excited to be back after a summer hiatus! This month’s featured title is Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead, which draws heavily on the work of Georges Seurat and his technique...
Art + Library Picnic with the LAIP

Art + Library Picnic with the LAIP

Last Thursday Katie and Laura from the Library as Incubator Project got to take the show on the road to the Twin Cities! The awesome staff at the Walker Art Center invited us to present a program at Open Field, the Walker’s summertime outdoor art venue and program series. Art “picnics” are popular with the...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 3 - 9

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 3 – 9

Don’t be fooled by how quiet we’ve been the last few weeks.  We’re cooking up some good stuff for you, and we can’t wait to share it! New features: A perfect fit for the Book to Boogie series on incorporating movement into storytime: I Got the Rhythm! Project news: Our friend Erin Lorandos is seeking...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | July 27 - August 2

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | July 27 – August 2

The week has come and gone, but not without exciting announcements and new things in the world of libraries and art!  What’s been going on in your world? New features: More ways to incorporate art-making and creativity with your neighborhood Little Free Library! There are tons of image collections on the web featuring gorgeous, vintage...
Spark: Little Free Library #5

Spark: Little Free Library #5

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 far!)...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | July 20 - 26

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | July 20 – 26

Hello art + book lovers!  We’re back with some of our favorite finds of the week.  Hope you enjoy them and spread them around! New features: Musician & former librarian Brendan McCarty talks to us about his experience recording an album in the library. Writer Ander Monson is a self-proclaimed library-haunter.  Find out more in...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | July 13 - 19

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | July 13 – 19

A quiet week here.  Enjoy this shorter-than-normal Linkubator and tell us what delighted you this week! New features: We’re going to follow along with the new artists-in-residence at the Hazelwood Branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh over the next few months.  Meet artists Edith Abeyta and Darnell Chambers! The excellent Amy Koester finished her series...