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Press/Web mentions:

October 2013

The Wisconsin State Journal: “School Spotlight: Students see new library as part of book festival”

In the Library with the Lead Pipe: “The Library as Incubator Project wants YOU to look at Programming as Collection Development”

School Library Journal: “Ghosts, Ghouls, and Gaiman: All Hallows’ Read Campaign Marks Fourth Year”

UW Madison Libraries News & Events: UW Madison Libraries in the Wisconsin Book Festival

September 2013

Provincetown Public Press: “Another Library as Incubator Project Feature on the Press”

August 2013

VOYA Magazine: “The Youth Maker Library” by Erinn Batykefer

VOYA Magazine: “Tapping into Teens’ Creativity and Turning Libraries into Makerspaces” and “Art Inspired by YA Lit” by Karen Jensen

July 2013

I Read This Thing: “Three Blogs to Follow”

Piper Loves the Library: “Library as Incubator debuts with ‘No, David'”

Dominique Dunstan Blog: Library as Incubator Project

April 2013

In the Library with the Lead Pipe:  Editorial: DIY Library Culture and the Academy 

Shannon E. Pahl:  Programming Idea: Terrariums 

March 2013

Coffee House Press press release:  Coffee House Press to collaborate with Library as Incubator Project 

Stacked Blog: The Library as Incubator Mother Lode

February 2013

The Knight Foundation:  Libraries go from building collections to making collections 

Poetry Foundation: Library as Incubator Highlights the BONK! Performance Series

January 2013

Pew Internet: “Innovative library services “in the wild”

December 2012

The Cap Times: Makerspace: Madison Public Library sees innovation centers as a key part of its future

October 2012

Boing Boing: Idea Box draws community to public library

August 2012

The Programming Librarian: “It Came From a Book! TRW Art Contest.”

Christi Weindorf: “My post on the Library as Incubator Project.”

July 2012

Boing Boing: Iowa City Public Library’s Local Music Collection 

June 2012

The Unquiet Librarian: “Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries.”

LitRoost blog: “The Library as Incubator Project: a bigger purpose for libraries.”

National Endowment for the Arts Big Read blog: “Library Services Get Creative.”

Fond du Lac Public Library blog

All Things Metal Clay

The Near Sighted Monkey (Lynda Barry)

May 2012

KUPP of Information blog

April 2012

Nocturnal Librarian

March 2012


February 2012

Poets & Writers

Hemm Handmade blog

Justin the Librarian

January 2012

Kristen Baumlier blog

KQED Mindshft

December 2011

Huffington Post

The Pinecone Gentleman

November 2011

Plan22 Archibrarians

Library Journal‘s Digital Shift

The Badger Herald

University of Wisconsin News

Programming Librarian blog

GOOD magazine


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