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On View at the San Diego Public Library: Booked for the Evening

On View at the San Diego Public Library: Booked for the Evening

Kara West is the Arts and Culture Exhibition Manager at the San Diego Public Library. She returns to the Library as Incubator Project today with a new installment in our series on SDPL’s effort to create a civic center for art with their new Central library and their plans for an exhibition program that will bring art...
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch

Today we are so pleased to welcome artist Edith Abeyta to the Library as Incubator Project. Edith and her collaborator, Darnell Chambers, are just beginning a year as artists-in-residence at the Hazelwood branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Edith and Darnell will document their residency with quarterly posts for the Incubator Project. Enjoy! ~ Laura by...
Book Craft at Greenfield Public Library

Book Craft at Greenfield Public Library

We’re delighted to welcome Hannah Fjeld to the site today to share a story about her effort to make exciting, cost-effective adult programs a reality at the Greenfield Public Library.  Read on to learn more about how she took discarded books and turned them into a successful workshop series! Cheers– Erinn by Hannah Fjeld Greenfield...
Mini Maker Faire at Kent State University Libraries

Mini Maker Faire at Kent State University Libraries

by Laura Damon-Moore Maker culture continues to be integrated into the everyday workings of public, school, and academic libraries, as demonstrated by today’s feature. Lots of libraries around the world are hosting Maker Faires in conjunction with community partners, and we’re thrilled to present one example of a Mini Maker Faire at Kent State University...
Library as Incubator Project in the Bubbler: Packing Up

Library as Incubator Project in the Bubbler: Packing Up

And just like that, our artist residency at the Bubbler at Madison Public Library is over! 8 weeks after moving in our supplies and ourselves, we are packing up and clearing the space for the incoming artist, who arrives in early July. Here we are sharing some photos from the second part of our residency,...
In Support of the Glasgow School of Art Library

In Support of the Glasgow School of Art Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Several weeks ago, the Glasgow School of Art’s beautiful Mackintosh Library was destroyed in a fire. The library building and many of the items in the library’s historical collection were lost. The staff at the GSA Library prepared a statement addressing the collections that have been affected. In a recent follow up...
The Hidden Library at National Library of Scotland

The Hidden Library at National Library of Scotland

by Laura Damon-Moore A Facebook friend of ours posted a note about the Hidden Library series at the National Library of Scotland, and when I saw what the theme of this month’s event was, I knew we had to highlight it! According to the NLS’s website, the Hidden Library “invites new audiences into the heart...
LitMore Poetry Library

LitMore Poetry Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Several weeks ago we got a note from Christophe Casamassima (whose Poetry in Community project we featured on the website a couple of years ago) that said, “Because of the generous space you gave me two years ago on the website, we were inspired to bring our enormous poetry collection into circulation...
Literary Lots as An Extended Learning Environment

Literary Lots as An Extended Learning Environment

Literary Lots is back!  Last year, we showcased the first year of this Cleveland-based program, which re-purposes abandoned spaces in order to bring art and literacy programs to the city’s kids in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library. We’re excited to share how Literary Lots is growing in it’ second year!  Don’t miss the posts in last year’s series: The...
The Labs @ CLP | New Positions, New Spaces

The Labs @ CLP | New Positions, New Spaces

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, a digital literacy initiative that takes makerspaces to the next level by building embedded partnerships with arts and tech organizations in Pittsburgh. This week, Labs mentor Andre Costello returns to...
Artist Residencies at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library

Artist Residencies at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library

A new installment in our new series on The Bubbler at Madison Public Library!  We’ve worked closely with Trent Miller and the Bubbler crew as partners on their NEA Our Town grant, and we’re delighted to introduce this exciting programming model to the library world in a series of videos here and on out Library as Incubator...
Interview with Ben Vershbow and David Riordan of NYPL Labs

Interview with Ben Vershbow and David Riordan of NYPL Labs

One of the exciting things about working at the Library as Incubator Project is learning about library-based projects that make use of archival and research collections for creative projects. Today’s feature from Rebecca Rubenstein introduces the NYPL Labs, where the library’s extensive collections are put to new and innovative uses.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings...