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Spreading the Warmth: Writer-in-Residence Programs and local media

Spreading the Warmth: Writer-in-Residence Programs and local media

We’re delighted to welcome Susan Stinson back to the LAIP this week to continue her series on her experience as the Writer-in-Residence at Forbes Library! Susan’s latest novel was released by Small Beer Press just last year, and here she shares her collaborations with local media and journalists.  Forbes’ Writer in Residence program is a fantastic model in that it leverages the...
Introducing the S.T.E.A.M.punks Club

Introducing the S.T.E.A.M.punks Club

by Laura Damon-Moore If you’re like the team at the Library as Incubator Project, you’re all about working a little A into STEM activities – A for Arts to make STEAM! Some of our favorite library and education movers and shakers have embraced the STEM to STEAM movement, and we’re happy to go along for...
Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Developing a Maker Program

Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Developing a Maker Program

Today’s feature is part of a series written for the Library as Incubator Project by staff at the Free Library of Philadelphia. This series, Maker Jawn: Increasing Access to Creative Computing in Philly* focuses on the unique and innovative maker programs happening at that library. *The term “jawn” is a context-dependent substitute noun that originated in...
Our Favorite Things: Libraries in Unexpected Places

Our Favorite Things: Libraries in Unexpected Places

by Laura Damon-Moore For today’s Favorite Things post, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite libraries that showed up in rather unexpected places. From book bikes to pop-up literary scenes in vacant lots, libraries were cropping up in a variety of interesting venues this year. King County Library System worked with a...
Recycled Holiday Crafts at North Park University's Brandel Library

Recycled Holiday Crafts at North Park University’s Brandel Library

This post was originally published on December 16 2012. by Andy Meyer Students and staff at North Park University’s Brandel Library decided to get in the holiday spirit this year by hosting a crafting event that used discarded library materials to create decorations for the library’s annual Christmas party. With some inspiration from Pinterest (see...
DIY in the library, for the library

DIY in the library, for the library

Today I am sharing a personal example of making in the library with a fun project that was an incredible learning experience. Enjoy! -Holly You might not know that I am a second-year student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Library and Information Studies. This semester, one of my group projects was to build...
Exploring Dutch culture at the Airport Library

Exploring Dutch culture at the Airport Library

You may know today’s featured librarian from her intriguing Twitter handle: @AirprtLibrarian! I’ve been a fan of the Airport Library, located in the airport in Schipol, the Netherlands, for a while now – and it’s a real pleasure to host librarian Jeanine Deckers today. Jeanine talks about her background and how the Airport Library came...
Iowa City Public Library's Local Music Project: An Update

Iowa City Public Library’s Local Music Project: An Update

We’re so glad to be able to bring you an update on one of our favorite arts-incubating projects today: John Paulios from Iowa City Public Library joins us as the new man in charge of ICPL’s Local Music Project, which we featured on the site back in 2012, just as it was kicking off in...
Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Three Programs

Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Three Programs

We’re delighted to welcome Susan Stinson back to the LAIP this week to continue her series on her experience as the Writer-in-Residence at Forbes Library! Susan’s latest novel was just released from Small Beer Press, and here she shares three wonderful and supportive writing programs that she runs at the library.  Forbes’ Writer in Residence program is a fantastic model...
Mini Book Making at St. Ambrose University Library

Mini Book Making at St. Ambrose University Library

This adorable maker project from our friends at St. Ambrose University Library is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! How festive are these wee mini books?! Thank you to Malavika Shrikhande for putting together this little writeup! ~ Laura by Malavika Shrikhande How can you get into the holiday spirit, when you live in a dorm...
Dreams, Nightmares & the Day the Hard Drive Died: Provincetown Public Press Goes Live

Dreams, Nightmares & the Day the Hard Drive Died: Provincetown Public Press Goes Live

We can’t get enough of innovative ways to support and collect community-created content, and Provincetown Public Library is a fantastic example– their new e-publishing venture, Provincetown Public Press launched this year, and we’re chronicling the process here on the website.    If you’re just tuning in, don’t miss the other posts in our Provincetown Public Press series! Enjoy. ~Erinn...
Art for Youth's Sake at Pass Christian Public Library

Art for Youth’s Sake at Pass Christian Public Library

Today’s program comes to us from the Pass Christian Public library in Pass Christian, Mississippi. We were fortunate enough to meet Pass Christian’s Head Librarian, Wendy Allard, when we were down in Mississippi at a conference earlier this fall. She told us about this fabulous art education program for young adults, that makes use of...