Performing Arts
Old Time Radio Theatre at Ferndale Public Library

Old Time Radio Theatre at Ferndale Public Library

I was totally delighted to come across a press release from Ferndale Public Library in Michigan (who we have featured on the site before – check out all their arts-incubating programs!) about “Old Time Radio Theatre.” Now, we’ve heard about libraries hosting live performances of radio plays, but this is a slightly different approach –...
Sharing Art Created in Juvenile Justice Spaces

Sharing Art Created in Juvenile Justice Spaces

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 Kelly shares, and check out all of her posts in this...
Book to Boogie: "Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball"

Book to Boogie: “Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball”

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...
Amplifying All We Have Got - In Even More Libraries

Amplifying All We Have Got – In Even More Libraries

by Stewart Parsons The last time I blogged for LAIP I pretty much introduced the Loud In Libraries project and listed the favoured outcomes, successes, challenges, the odd secret, and a host of pics. Two years on and we are powering ahead still. Sure we still harbour a huge desire to utterly electrify library spaces but ...
Behind the Scenes of the Yahara Music Library

Behind the Scenes of the Yahara Music Library

Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share more info on what went into creating the Yahara Music Library– work that has bloomed into a new startup that will create a software-as-service model for libraries to create their own local music collections! Be sure to take a look at the license and collection development...
Book to Boogie: Flip, Flap, Fly!

Book to Boogie: Flip, Flap, Fly!

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...
Featuring: Julie Dietzel-Glair

Featuring: Julie Dietzel-Glair

Today it is my pleasure to present a conversation with Julie Dietzel-Glair, library consultant and writer – most recently of an awesome book from the American Library Association called Books in Motion: Connecting Preschoolers with Books Through Art, Games, Movement, Music, Playacting, and Props (ALA Neal-Schuman, 2013). As someone who’s constantly looking for new ways to engage...
Book to Boogie: "Quick as a Cricket"

Book to Boogie: “Quick as a Cricket”

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...
Reading Music: Local Musicians Answer Albany Public Library’s Call to Craft Literary Songs

Reading Music: Local Musicians Answer Albany Public Library’s Call to Craft Literary Songs

Today’s feature comes to us from Albany Public Library’s Deanna DiCarlo (catch another feature by Deanna, about APL’s gallery and exhibition spaces). The library’s “Reading Music” challenge is a fantastic program that is a unique blend of literature and original music – and a lovely invitation for local literature-loving songwriters to get creative in the...
Book to Boogie: "I Got the Rhythm"

Book to Boogie: “I Got the Rhythm”

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...
Out of the Archives: Playbods, an interactive art program for families

Out of the Archives: Playbods, an interactive art program for families

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in September 2012. The Library as Incubator Project is pleased to welcome Bryony Pritchard and Kim Glassby to the site today. Together Bryony and Kim form Playbods, a program that engages participants in exploring different art forms, from dance and movement to storytelling and visual...
Featuring: Brendan McCarty & "The Periodicals"

Featuring: Brendan McCarty & “The Periodicals”

Today it’s my pleasure to welcome a local musician to the Library as Incubator Project! Brendan McCarty and his band, The Periodicals, relied heavily on library materials when they decided to undertake a home recording project. A School of Library & Information Studies graduate and a musician, Brendan’s perspective on libraries and how they can effectively serve...