"The Challenge of Painting" at Mid-Manhattan Library: An interview with Susan Bee

“The Challenge of Painting” at Mid-Manhattan Library: An interview with Susan Bee

Today, Rebecca Rubenstein interviews the artist behind of a new show at NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library, where artist and librarian Arezoo Moseni regularly curates shows of community artists.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings in the NYC area! ~Erinn by Rebecca Rubenstein Susan Bee’s work brings a distinct style and pushes the boundaries of what a single...
Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part Two

Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part Two

Librarian Margit Wilson and artist Margaret Pezalla-Granlund teamed up to make the Walker Art Center’s library an active art space with Fluxus Club, and we’re delighted to host a new series on their work at the Walker Art Center. This is part 2; read the whole series here. Enjoy! ~Erinn...
SDPL Labs: The IDEA Lab Tech Team Internship

SDPL Labs: The IDEA Lab Tech Team Internship

Our friends Monnee Tong and Uyen Tran at San Diego Public Library are the fearless teen (and tech!) advocates behind our series on the SDPL IDEA Lab.  Today, Monnee shares the killer internship program that helps promote the Lab. Enjoy! ~Erinn By Monnee Tong What song do you like with this opening sequence?...
Participatory Drama and Literary Exploration at Craig High School

Participatory Drama and Literary Exploration at Craig High School

by Laura Damon-Moore At the beginning of 2015 we established, with graduate students from the UW-Madison Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies program, a new project under the IArtLibraries “umbrella” called UnBound Players. The goal for this project is to activate libraries as performance spaces and to explore literary and technological themes through...
The library-museum connection: from paper to glass

The library-museum connection: from paper to glass

The Corning Museum Of Glass is a special place where librarians, curators, artists, and educators all work together to share the history and craft of glass making. Rebecca Hopman’s series on her work at the CMOG’s Rakow Research Library is an excellent template for creating and sustaining the library-as-incubator. Enjoy! ~Erinn...
TimeQuest: playful, interactive games at Auckland Libraries

TimeQuest: playful, interactive games at Auckland Libraries

Today’s feature comes to us from educator and library program developer Matt Finch, who blogs about his work over at The Signal in Transition. The project we’re sharing today is TimeQuest, a playful, highly interactive program that Matt developed in partnership with library staff members at the public libraries and...
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Friday Linkubator Roundup | June 5 - 11

Friday Linkubator Roundup | June 5 – 11

We’re in full summer mode now! Sadly, that doesn’t mean we’re on the beach sipping cool drinks and relaxing. We’re still working, but it means we get to bring you all these great links from this week. Enjoy! New features: Learn about the library-museum connection happening at the Corning Museum of Glass. It’s all about seeing...
A Garden of Poetry at Branksome Hall Asia

A Garden of Poetry at Branksome Hall Asia

We love to hear about arts-incubating programs that were inspired by programs or ideas shared on the Library as Incubator Project, such as the Garden of Poetry at Branksome Hall Asia, an all-girl international boarding school in Korea. The teacher-librarian, Taryn Berghuis, got the idea in part from the PoeTree installation at Lawrence Public Library....
"Artists in the Archives": Part 2

“Artists in the Archives”: Part 2

This post was originally published June 2013. Today’s feature is the second in our two-part series focusing on the “Artists in the Archives” project (read the story about this project in the New York Times). Today we hear from JoAnne Wilcox and Barbara Page discuss their contributions to “Artists in the Archives”: “The Call to...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | May 29 - June 4

Friday Linkubator Roundup | May 29 – June 4

It’s been a bit of a light week here at the LAIP, but I’m sure many of you understand – it is the beginning of summer reading, after all! To all those not under the weight of registration and planning… well, have a beer on us, k? New features: Have fun in story time with...
Book to Boogie: "The Watermelon Seed"

Book to Boogie: “The Watermelon Seed”

Book to Boogie is a monthly series that pairs picture books with dance and movement activities for preschool story time. The series is curated by Kerry Aradhya of Picture Books & Pirouettes and written by a different guest writer each month. We hope that children’s librarians, as well as classroom teachers and dance educators, will...
Featuring: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

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

This post was originally published 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 State Library of Victoria in Australia,...
"Artists in the Archives": Part 1

“Artists in the Archives”: Part 1

This post was originally published June 2013. When this New York Times story popped up in my reader a few weeks ago, I knew that I had to contact the artists behind the Artists in the Archives project. Carla Rae Johnson, JoAnne Wilcox, and Barbara Page all graciously agreed to answer our questions about their...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | May 22 - 28

Friday Linkubator Roundup | May 22 – 28

This roundup is coming to you a little late this week, but no worse for wear. Enjoy all the goodies we found! New features: Shake up your story time with a fabulous art activity all about shapes – it’s the next installment of Pages to Projects! Have people wanting to film in the library? Shannon...
Featuring: Marla Martin

Featuring: Marla Martin

Today we hear from Marla Martin, who is a Teen Librarian who makes art on library due date cards as a way of engaging in art-making practice every day. Love this take on the art journal! ~Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself to our community – who are you, and what sort of work...
On location at Harvard-Westlake Upper School Library

On location at Harvard-Westlake Upper School Library

Today we have a cool resource to share with you courtesy of Shannon Acedo, Chair of the Library and Information Technology Department at Harvard-Westlake Upper School in Studio City, California. Many students at the school enjoy using the library as a location for filmmaking projects, so many that Shannon devised a library location form that she...
Pages to Projects: Wild About Shapes

Pages to Projects: Wild About Shapes

Our good friend Rebecca Dunn shares how to incorporate art education principles into storytime in her popular Pages to Projects series.  If you’ve been inspired by Rebecca’s projects or have used her storytime plans at your library, we’d love to hear about it!  Share your experience in the comments or on social media. ~Erinn by Rebecca Dunn A favorite pastime of...
Chicago's Read/Write Library

Chicago’s Read/Write Library

This post was originally published May 2013.  Today we are so pleased to welcome Amanda Meeks to the Library as Incubator Project. Amanda is the outreach coordinator for the Read/Write Library, located in Chicago, Illinois. A big thank you to Amanda for providing us with a fantastic overview of this community resource. Enjoy! ~ Laura by...