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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Sharing Digital Art Created in the Library Part 1 of 2

Sharing Digital Art Created in the Library Part 1 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 during her work as a Public Humanities Fellow at Madison Public...
Featuring: Joshua Abarbanel

Featuring: Joshua Abarbanel

Early in the summer I had the privilege to talk with artist Joshua Abarbanel about his relationship to libraries, books, and information. Joshua’s wonderful sculptures caught our eye when they were featured on Design Milk, and so I was thrilled to hear that Joshua’s work has been influenced by many aspects of libraries and literature....
Book to Boogie: "Quick as a Cricket"

Book to Boogie: “Quick as a Cricket”

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...
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 be possible without them! SUBMISSION...
Trick Photography with Light Stencils: a Program Kit

Trick Photography with Light Stencils: a Program Kit

One of the things we love to do at the Library as Incubator Project is to share solid how-to’s for fun and innovative arts/maker programs. Youth librarian Michael Cherry was one of the first to contribute a kit to the website (which may be found here) and we’re totally stoked to have him and Charles...
Out of the Archives: The Picture Collection at the NYPL

Out of the Archives: The Picture Collection at the NYPL

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in January 2013. Check out the NYPL’s new digital collections website: http://digitalcollections.nypl.org by Laura Damon-Moore If you’ve followed the Library as Incubator Project for a while, you know that we’re unabashed fans of the image holdings at the New York Public Library. Which is why it’s...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 24 - 30

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 24 – 30

Enjoy your weekend with our favorite links from the past week!  Don’t miss the good stuff! New features: Albany Public Library challenged local musicians to make literary music with their “Reading Music” program. A great essay by Ryan Claringbole – Conquer Your Fear and Create! We dug up some really neat historical menus from digital collections...
Fantastic Friday: Restaurant Menus

Fantastic Friday: Restaurant Menus

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 Here at the LaIP, we get excited about ALL types of artists.  Unfortunately, the nature of the internet favors visual...
Conquer Your Fear and Create

Conquer Your Fear and Create

by Ryan Claringbole Sometimes all anyone needs to learn something is to play with it. That’s what happened with Deborah Fields. While at Philadelphia she was handed a Lilypad and told “go teach this” by one of her friends. Now she’s teaching craft technology courses at Utah State University. Professor Fields understands that the maker...
Reading Music: Local Musicians Answer Albany Public Library’s Call to Craft Literary Songs

Reading Music: Local Musicians Answer Albany Public Library’s Call to Craft Literary Songs

Today’s feature comes to us from Albany Public Library’s Deanna DiCarlo (catch another feature by Deanna, about APL’s gallery and exhibition spaces). The library’s “Reading Music” challenge is a fantastic program that is a unique blend of literature and original music – and a lovely invitation for local literature-loving songwriters to get creative in the...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 17 - 23

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | August 17 – 23

Are all our Northern Hemisphere friends withstanding the August heat?  Wisconsin weather makes you feel like you want to take a shower the minute you step outside.  Thankfully, the weather on the interwebs is always nice! New features: Albany Public Library turns a branch library into a gallery space for local artists twice a year,...
Audio Storytelling at DC Public Library

Audio Storytelling at DC Public Library

DC Public Library has a new space for digital projects and some incredible folks working to connect people with one another, information, and the tools to tell their own stories. Peter Timko reached out to share the workshop series he’s developed, drawing on the library’s resources and his own skills in audio production.  Read on to learn more about...