Literary Lots: Creating the Aquatic Lot

Literary Lots: Creating the Aquatic Lot

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. Today, we get the scoop on what went into designing this year’s lot from staff artist, Julia...
Bubbler in the Neighborhood Libraries

Bubbler in the Neighborhood Libraries

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...
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...
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–...
Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

We love book art here at the LAIP, and every once in awhile I like to mine the internet for all things book art, just to see what fabulous things can be made from discarded texts.  Today’s feature is Ragnhildur Johanns, a captivating artist I stumbled across on one such trip down the rabbit hole....
3rd Annual IT CAME FROM A BOOK Teen Art Contest (#ICFABArt)

3rd Annual IT CAME FROM A BOOK Teen Art Contest (#ICFABArt)

The Library as Incubator Project is proud to announce the 3rd Annual “It Came From a Book” Teen Art Contest!!! This awesome art contest for teens is in its 3rd year, and we are so excited!  Our amazing partners this year are: Teen Librarian’s Toolbox, EgmontUSA, and Zest Books - this project would not...
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Out of the Archives: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

Out of the Archives: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in June 2013. Today, we’re delighted to welcome Dominique Dunstan to the site to share not only her beautiful re-interpretations of natural history, but also the extraordinary library-based artist fellowship that supported their creation. Read on to learn more about the Staff Fellowships at the...
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...
Fantastic Friday: Sheet Music

Fantastic Friday: Sheet Music

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a singer.  I mean, I don’t get paid or anything, but...
SepiaTown

SepiaTown

“From here to then” reads SepiaTown’s tantalizing tagline. Powered in part by Google Maps, SepiaTown compiles historic images from both personal and institutional archive collections in one easy-to-use interface . From the about page: SepiaTown is a cultural history project whose goal is to provide both a window to the past by merging photography, geography,...
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...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | June 15 - 21

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | June 15 – 21

So how’s everybody doing?  Summer Reading Program is in full swing… you academic librarians are probably prepping for next year… oh, and are we ready for the ALA Annual Conference 2014??  ‘Cause that’s happening.  Before we get ahead of ourselves, check out what awesome stuff we were talking about this week. New features: David Graham...
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...
Show Me STEAM: Coffee Filter Camouflage

Show Me STEAM: Coffee Filter Camouflage

Guest blogger Amy Koester of The Show Me Librarian blog returns with her monthly series!  This series focuses on weaving STEM principles and concepts into the arts & crafts programs youth services librarians are already doing.  We just love these program ideas, and I think you will too! ~Katie by Amy Koester It seems whenever I open our children’s craft...
Featuring: Charles Bane

Featuring: Charles Bane

Today I’m pleased to welcome Charles Bane, Jr. to the Library as Incubator Project. Mr. Bane is a poet whose work is influenced by literature, and for whom libraries have played an important role in the inspiration for and promotion of his poetry. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself; tell us who...