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Guitar Lending Collection at Licking County Library

Guitar Lending Collection at Licking County Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Licking County (OH) Library card holders can now check out a guitar from the library! The new guitar collection launched in mid-December, Barbary Sanderson tells us, and there’s already a waitlist forming on the six guitars. Barbary, who is a Teen Services Assistant at the library, is a guitar player herself who...
Open Lab: A Technological Playground @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Open Lab: A Technological Playground @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

We’re proud to continue our partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and to share a new post in our series on The Labs @ CLP. This week, dive into the Open Lab model with Teen Librarian Simon Rafferty. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Simon Rafferty  If you’ve been following The Labs Series @ CLP you know about The...
SDPL Labs: One Idea, Endless Community Impact

SDPL Labs: One Idea, Endless Community Impact

When our friend Kara West of San Diego Public Library mentioned the cool things happening with their IDEA Lab, we knew we had another series on our hands!  Today we welcome Uyen Tran to the site to share some of the awesome things SDPL has done to build support and sustainable working models for 3D...
Qiana Mestrich's "Inherited Patterns" at Mid-Manhattan Library

Qiana Mestrich’s “Inherited Patterns” at Mid-Manhattan Library

We’re delighted to welcome Liz Sales to the Library as Incubator Project website today to share a new site-specific installation at Mid-Manhattan Library that explores identity, marketing, and names– and required some serious research at the DuPont company archives. Enjoy! ~Erinn By Liz Sales Like many women her age, Qiana Mestrich was named after a...
Art Afternoons at New Haven Public Library

Art Afternoons at New Haven Public Library

by Laura Damon-Moore You know how excited we get about library programs that go beyond the “make and take” (although we love those too!) and embrace elements of art education, giving people a chance to explore different art techniques. That’s why we’re big fans of the Art Afternoons at New Haven Public Library in New...
"Open Generation" Exhibition at Rutherford Library

“Open Generation” Exhibition at Rutherford Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Today we are very pleased to welcome Sarah Polkinghorne, a librarian at Rutherford Library at the University of Alberta in Canada, to the Library as Incubator Project. Sarah talks with us about a library-academic course partnership that resulted in a thought-provoking exhibition on open access, and what it means to be part...
Night Light at the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

Night Light at the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

A new installment in our video series on the Library as Incubator Project YouTube Channel in partnership with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library.  Today, an interview with artist in residence Justin Bitner about his take on the monthly Night Light late night programming series at the library– book-themed artist-driven Pinewood Derby! Enjoy! ~Erinn by Sean Ottosen and...
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...
Make It Take It Kits at Meridian District Library

Make It Take It Kits at Meridian District Library

If you’ve heard us speak at a conference or staff training, you know that the LAIP team is big on finding innovative ways to facilitate maker activities and programs even if your library does not have a traditional, permanent “makerspace.” Meridian District Library in Idaho found one way to handle this: a series of “Make...
The Sketchbook Project at Brooklyn Art Library

The Sketchbook Project at Brooklyn Art Library

This post was originally published on November 30th, 2012. We’re delighted to have Rebecca Rubenstein on board as a Feature Writer at large for the Library as Incubator Project, especially because she is both a librarian and a visual artist!  She lives and works in New York City, and we’re very happy to have her...
Friends Groups Help Make It Happen in Dallas, TX

Friends Groups Help Make It Happen in Dallas, TX

Today’s story comes from Stan Aten, who we had the pleasure of meeting at the Texas Book Festival at the end of October. Stan shares some stories about ways that Friends groups can help support the arts-incubating efforts of public libraries. Enjoy! ~ Laura by Stan Aten Friends groups in the Dallas, Texas area have worked...
Fun Palaces at Parkes Shire Library

Fun Palaces at Parkes Shire Library

Today’s feature comes to us from Parkes Shire Library in Australia! Shellie Buckle, Cultural, Education and Libraries Manager and Tracie Mauro, Branch Librarian (who wrote up this awesome previous post) bring us a story about Fun Palaces at the library today. Who wouldn’t want to spend a little time in a Fun Palace?! ~ Laura by Shellie...