The Big Draw: Artists Unite in the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

The Big Draw: Artists Unite in 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 Oliver Bendorf about The Big Draw. Cheers! ~Erinn   by Sean Ottosen and Lucas Schneider This month’s installment of our series spotlights The Bubbler program’s alliance...
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Crossing the Tracks

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Crossing the Tracks

We are very lucky to have Edith Abeyta with us this week. Edith is the Artist in Residence for the Hazelwood Branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. She shares updates about her residency with us on a quarterly basis. Enjoy! ~ Laura by Edith Abeyta, Hazelwood Artist in Residence It’s taken...
Featuring: Jeremy May

Featuring: Jeremy May

I’m pleased to welcome UK artist Jeremy May to the site today to share more about his work.  His line of “literary jewels” is not to be missed, and his description of how the narrative of the books he works with influence the final piece is nearly as beautiful!  Enjoy! ~Erinn...
Pages to Projects: Ephemeral Leaf Art

Pages to Projects: Ephemeral Leaf Art

Our good friend Rebecca Dunn is back on the Library as Incubator Project with another great post in her popular Pages to Projects series! She shares how to incorporate elements of art education and appreciation into storytime; if you’ve been inspired by Rebecca’s projects or have used her storytime plans at your library, we’d love to...
A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project

A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project

The folks at Carbondale Public Library are working on a fantastic community-created content initiative for their Ezra Jack Keats mini-grant. Today, the director shares her first post in a new series for the Library as Incubator Project on their “Day in the Life” book project! Enjoy!  ~Erinn by Diana Brawley Sussman In...
Community Partnerships with the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

Community Partnerships with 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, a new interview Joe Kerman of Sector 67, who is the current maker-in-residence. Cheers! ~Erinn by Sean Ottosen and Lucas Schneider In our last edition of the...
An Interview with Sherri Liberman of Mulberry Street Library

An Interview with Sherri Liberman of Mulberry Street Library

Today’s feature from Rebecca Rubenstein takes us back to Mulberry Street Library, a branch of the NYPL, where community-minded artists regularly show their work.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings in the NYC area! ~Erinn by Rebecca Rubenstein I introduced Library as Incubator Project to Mulberry Street Library and their wonderful...
Literary Lots: Literacy and Community Engagement

Literary Lots: Literacy and Community Engagement

Literary Lots is a Cleveland-based program that re-purposes abandoned spaces in order to bring art and literacy programs to the city’s kids in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library. This year’s Literary Lots effort brought together new partners and a fabulous under the sea theme.  Today, Felton Thomas Jr, CPL’s Director,...
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Linkubator Friday Roundup | September 26 - October 2

Linkubator Friday Roundup | September 26 – October 2

Hey there, library + art lovers!  We’ve transitioned into October at last, and no one can take our pumpkin spice lattes (or PSLs as the internet now calls them) away from us.  Enjoy this collection of our favorite features and links from the past week as you wind down your work week.  We’d love to...
109 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online

109 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online

This post was originally published on February 17, 2012 as “65 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online.” Since that time, the museum has added a considerable number of new catalogs, including works from Calder, Munch, Klimt, and others. Enjoy! ~Erinn The Guggenheim Museum in New York has many exciting digital and preservation initiatives, including the ambitious Variable Media Initiative, which...
Featuring: Julie Dietzel-Glair

Featuring: Julie Dietzel-Glair

Today it is my pleasure to present a conversation with Julie Dietzel-Glair, library consultant and writer – most recently of an awesome book from the American Library Association called Books in Motion: Connecting Preschoolers with Books Through Art, Games, Movement, Music, Playacting, and Props (ALA Neal-Schuman, 2013). As someone who’s constantly looking for new ways to engage...
Creative Experience at St. Louis Public Library

Creative Experience at St. Louis Public Library

Today we welcome Andrea Johnson from St. Louis Public Library to the Library as Incubator Project. Andrea, who is the library’s Creative Experience Specialist, writes about the Creative Experience at the St. Louis Public Library, a playground for digital makers. Includes good ideas on how to make one maker space available and welcoming to users...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | September 19 - 25

Linkubator Friday Roundup | September 19 – 25

Boy, it’s been a busy week.  We’ve had some really excellent features AND found lots of cool links.  Enjoy these, and as always, share YOUR favorites with us any time on Facebook or Twitter! ~Katie New features: We had a blast interviewing librarian/art-maker Rebecca Brooks who is behind the awesome superhero-themed library logos. Find out...
Queer Book Diorama Show at NYPL's Jefferson Market branch

Queer Book Diorama Show at NYPL’s Jefferson Market branch

Today, Rebecca Rubenstein interviews the curators of an exciting new show at the Jefferson Market branch of the NYPL, where community-minded artists regularly show their work.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings in the NYC area! ~Erinn by Rebecca Rubenstein. I recently spoke with the curators of the Queer Book Diorama Show, Hugh Ryan and Sassafras Lowrey. The show...
CHP in the Stacks: September Update

CHP in the Stacks: September Update

by Laura Damon-Moore Several months ago we featured a neat-o program from our dear friends and colleagues at Coffee House Press: CHP in the Stacks, a program that helps libraries facilitate author and artist-in-residence programs at libraries of various kinds. We wanted to feature some updates from CHP In The Stacks, which was recently featured...
Featuring: Rebecca Brooks

Featuring: Rebecca Brooks

I knew that I was going to have a great time interviewing children’s librarian and art-maker Rebecca Brooks (a.k.a. Hafuboti) when her response to my interview invitation was a GIF featuring a flailing Kermit the Frog. Without further ado, the lovely Rebecca! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself – who are you?...
Linkubator Friday Roundup | September 12 - 19

Linkubator Friday Roundup | September 12 – 19

Aaaaaand we’re back for another edition of the weekly Linkubator Roundup!  Enjoy these most excellent links from us and others. New features: November is coming, which means thousands will be writing for National Novel Writing Month!  Consider adding a “Come Write In” program to your library this fall. Kelly Hiser brought us part 2 of...
Sharing Digital Art Created in the Library, 2 of 2

Sharing Digital Art Created in the Library, 2 of 2

Libraries are finding ways to share community-created content– writing, music, and art.  Not only do these efforts support local artists, they also create unique collections, many of them digital.  Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share her experience navigating the permissions landscape in her work as a Public Humanities Fellow at Madison...
Out of the Archives: Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters at The Morgan Library & Museum

Out of the Archives: Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters at The Morgan Library & Museum

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in December 2012. by Rebecca Rubenstein Beatrix Potter’s personality shines through in the exhibition, “Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters” at The Morgan Library & Museum. The work is gathered from materials in the Morgan’s collection, the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University, the Victoria and Albert Museum,...
Add a "Come Write In" program to your fall calendar

Add a “Come Write In” program to your fall calendar

A chilly couple of days this weekend provided a harsh reminder that fall is here, and November, a.k.a., National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo, is just about six weeks away. With hundreds of thousands of writers, or Wrimos, participating in NaNoWriMo (668,953 in 2013!!), the organizers rely on community institutions to host programs to invite Wrimos...