Nolen Library: A Place for Learning and Creativity at The Met

Nolen Library: A Place for Learning and Creativity at The Met

by Abby Wanserski. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to libraries which support the research activities of museum staff as well as the public. Previous articles about The Met’s Watson Library and their Special Collections discuss how The Met’s libraries welcome the public. The Nolen Library is a hub...
Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

by Suzy Waldo After over a decade of working in libraries, I have embraced the idea that sometimes the best projects happen totally by accident. Early in January 2015, my friend and fellow South Side Community Council member Jennifer Holliman asked me if Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- South Side would be...
Pages to Projects: Last Stop on Market Street + 3D Bus Activity

Pages to Projects: Last Stop on Market Street + 3D Bus Activity

by Rebecca Dunn  I think it’s safe to say that the majority of librarians, educators, and children’s literature enthusiasts were absolutely ecstatic about the recognition received by Last Stop on Market Street, this year’s recipient of the Newbery Medal as well as Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honors. Last Stop...
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Community Art Project at Amityville Public Library

Community Art Project at Amityville Public Library

Today, we’ve got a great interview with Ann Hofbauer about a clever solution to a space problem in her library– and how it turned into an incredible community art show. She’s got lots of tips and tricks to share. Enjoy! ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about how this community...
Book to Boogie: Ninja!

Book to Boogie: Ninja!

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...
Night Light at the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

Night Light at the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in December, 2014. 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 in residence Justin Bitner about his take on the monthly Night Light late night programming series at the library–...
Johnson County Library’s Listen Local Project: An Update

Johnson County Library’s Listen Local Project: An Update

by Bryan Voell Since its inception in January 2015, Johnson County Library’s Listen Local project has featured more than fifty of the Kansas City area’s finest songwriters, composers and musical noisemakers. As I wrote back in March 2015, the overarching goal of Listen Local is to help educate our community on the breadth of talent...
Aesthetics of Research at Columbia College Library

Aesthetics of Research at Columbia College Library

Today’s feature comes to us from Kristy Bowen, Co-Curator of the Aesthetics of Research project at Columbia College Library in Chicago. We were so excited to hear about this project, which explores the library as an incubator for creativity through exhibitions, events, and other “shenanigans” as Kristy says! Enjoy! ~Laura by Kristy Bowen Initiated in early...
Art(work) in the 21st Century Library

Art(work) in the 21st Century Library

by Kelly Hiser and Lisa Hollenbach It’s no secret to readers of the Library as Incubator Project that libraries today are engaging with art and artists in new and exciting ways. Indeed, LAIP and The Artist’s Library: A Field Guide are influential sources in this space, promoting projects and recommending best practices. We’ve seen libraries become publishers...
Linkubator Round-up | December 14-18

Linkubator Round-up | December 14-18

We’re getting ready for winter break here at LAIP, so things will be a little quieter in our corner of the internet for a couple weeks. But before we go, I’ll leave you with a round-up of all the recent cool things! New features: Our friend Brandon Monokian shares the trailer for his new film, Happy Yummy Chicken!...
Hatchery Highlights: Digital Projections

Hatchery Highlights: Digital Projections

The Glasgow School of Art Library has a wonderful website, called The Hatchery, where staff document the artists and artworks that have been inspired by physical and digital library resources. Once a month we repost a Hatchery Highlight from the GSA website. Special thanks to Duncan Chappell at the GSA Library for working with us on...
Trailer: Brandon Monokian's "Happy Yummy Chicken"

Trailer: Brandon Monokian’s “Happy Yummy Chicken”

We are thrilled to share an interview with Brandon Monokian, theatre artist, writer, and library-incubated extraordinaire. If you haven’t heard of him, it’s time to read up, because he just wrote, produced, and starred in a new film called Happy Yummy Chicken with an exciting cast you will most certainly recognize from your favorite movies and...
The library-museum connection: Bringing local students through our doors

The library-museum connection: Bringing local students through our doors

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 The library-museum connection: Bringing local...
Friday Linkubator Round-up | November 28- December11

Friday Linkubator Round-up | November 28- December11

Hello fellow art and library enthusiasts! We’ve got a whole lot of great stuff up our sleeves here at LAIP, and we love to share it all with you. Here’s what we’ve been up to: New features: Did you see the patron saint of librarians by artist Danny Fast??? Our latest Book to Boogie series features a...
Artist in Residence Program at Appleton Public Library

Artist in Residence Program at Appleton Public Library

Today it’s our pleasure to share an Artist-in-Residence program with you! This one is hosted by the Appleton Public Library in Appleton, WI. Their two-month-long residencies encourage community engagement with the arts through public lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops. We’re excited to add this residency to our growing list of library-based artist residency programs! ~Laura...