Libraries
The Black Mountain College Story, a Hunt Library Happening

The Black Mountain College Story, a Hunt Library Happening

We are thrilled today to re-post a wonderful writeup about a “happening” at the Hunt Library at North Carolina State University, wherein the library space was leveraged to create a dynamic and thoughtful learning experience. This “happening” takes the format of a traditional presentation to an exciting new level. Special thanks to Mike Nutt for...
A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Art Exhibit & Book Release Party

A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Art Exhibit & Book Release Party

This is our final installment of Carbondale Public Library’s “Day in the Life” book project, funded by an Ezra Jack Keats mini-grant. Today, the director shares the art exhibit and book launch! Check out the whole series HERE. Enjoy!  ~Erinn by Diana Brawley Sussman It took thirty-two authors and three organizations to create A Day in the Life:...
The Gallery at Moorestown Public Library

The Gallery at Moorestown Public Library

Today we welcome Joe Galbraith, director of the Moorestown Public Library in New Jersey, to the Library as Incubator Project. Joe tells us about the gallery space that the library offers to local artists, and explains why they made sure to include a dedicated gallery in the library’s new building design. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as...
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #1

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #1

Today we have a preview of a fantastic community cultural event that is coming up in London libraries in the UK in March. The SPINE Festival seeks to engage communities with their local libraries through book and literature-inspired arts programs and experiences. We look forward to sharing a follow-up post about the SPINE Festival when...
[UN]BOUND: Artists’ Books from the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library – Part I

[UN]BOUND: Artists’ Books from the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library – Part I

Kara West is the Arts and Culture Exhibition Manager at the San Diego Public Library, and in this series, she shares the development of the Library’s exhibition program that will bring art to all thirty-five SDPL branches.  Check out the whole series HERE. ~Erinn by Kara West Artists’ books have extraordinary crossover potential. But first, a couple things...
The Owls Are Not What They Seem | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

The Owls Are Not What They Seem | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

This is the final installment in our video series on the Library as Incubator Project YouTube Channel in partnership with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library– and as a fitting send-off, Sean and Lucas take a look at an after-hours bash with the Wisconsin Book Festival celebrating Twin Peaks!  Enjoy! ~Erinn by Sean Ottosen and Lucas Schneider In...
Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

Today we welcome Rachel Karasick, who works as a grant writer for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Rachel shares a fabulous exhibition and community celebration of fraktur, a historic Pennsylvania German art form. Framing Fraktur presents history and contemporary artwork in a unique and exciting format and it is accessible to all at the library. Today’s post...
SDPL Labs: A Third Place for Creative Expression

SDPL Labs: A Third Place for Creative Expression

Our friends Monnee Tong and Uyen Tran at San Diego Public Library are the fearless teen (and tech!) advocates behind our series on the SDPL IDEA Lab.  Today, Monnee gives an overview of how the IDEA Lab works– from equipment & software, to partnerships, to staffing. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Monnee Tong The IDEA Lab—it started with an...
College of San Mateo Library Makerspace

College of San Mateo Library Makerspace

Today we bring you a feature on the Makerspace at the College of San Mateo Library. Director of Library Services Lorrita Ford shares some of the fantastic pop-up programs that the library hosts in conjunction with student clubs and academic departments. This is a wonderful example of the partnership-driven makerspace model that can inspire libraries...
Integrating The Labs across CLP

Integrating The Labs across CLP

We’ve been documenting the evolution of The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2012, when the project had just secured a pilot grant.  It’s all grown up now, and looking to take over the entire library! Check out the whole series on The Labs @ CLP.  Enjoy! ~Erinn by Kelly Rotmund, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Teen...
Rob Dz in the Media Lab | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

Rob Dz in the Media Lab | 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 Rob Dz, who found the resources to record his first full length album at the library’s Media Lab. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Sean Ottosen and Lucas Schneider In previous posts, we’ve...
Fractal Origami and Community Art at the USC Libraries

Fractal Origami and Community Art at the USC Libraries

This story was originally posted on September 17, 2012. The USC Libraries bring us the story of a unique community art project that demonstrates the interplay of art, math, and science. Thanks to Nathan Masters for bringing this to our attention! ~ Laura With nearly 50,000 business cards, the USC Libraries recently constructed an origami model of a...