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Old Maps Online

Old Maps Online

by Angela Terrab When I first discovered Google Maps–now almost a decade ago–I spent hours examining satellite images of my hometown, my ancestral home, and destinations from my travel bucket list. Old Maps Online, a digital gateway to  historic maps from twenty major libraries and archives, inspires that same sort of digital wanderlust, but with...
Featuring: Maps by Sam Storck-Post

Featuring: Maps by Sam Storck-Post

My younger brother has always been almost as much of a reader as me, and years ago he started drawing literary inspired maps. He has drawn a lot of inspiration from our favorite fantasy books, and I recently sat down to ask him to share a bit more about his art. -Holly   Library as...
Historic Pittsburgh's Interactive Maps | Pittviewer

Historic Pittsburgh’s Interactive Maps | Pittviewer

by Erinn Batykefer National Book award-winning poet Gerald Stern, Pulitzer-prize winning author and essayist Annie Dillard, and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright August Wilson are all native to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The city’s neighborhoods, its streets and houses, its rivers and bridges and industries are the backdrop for some of the most memorable scenes in literature. Pittsburgh Historic Sites’ Pittviewer is...
Sharing Art Created in Juvenile Justice Spaces

Sharing Art Created in Juvenile Justice Spaces

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in November 2014. Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share more info on sharing community created content a the library– this time taking a closer look at teen artwork generated in juvenile justice programs. Be sure to take a look at the Terms of Service documents...
State Library of Queensland: Something Wicked This Way Comes

State Library of Queensland: Something Wicked This Way Comes

This year we have the distinct pleasure of hosting updates from Dr. Matt Finch, with whom we’ve worked on a number of LAIP features, as he serves as Creative in Residence at the State Library of Queensland, Australia. He’s working to support the work that State Library staff do to plan and implement large-scale cultural...
Linkubator Roundup

Linkubator Roundup

New on the site: Our latest Hatchery Highlights update on Interwoven Connections. Are you ready for the National Week of Making?! The latest in our Public Demesne series on using public domain images. PLAYING with the Idea Exchange! Fun stuff around the web: Remix and create with 180,000 out-of-copyright photos, maps, letters etc FREE from NYPL!...
Book to Boogie: "The Little Yellow Leaf"

Book to Boogie: “The Little Yellow Leaf”

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...
Linkubator Roundup - Thanksgiving Edition!

Linkubator Roundup – Thanksgiving Edition!

Hello fellow incubators! Here in the U.S., we’re in the midst of a family and food-induced stupor, so for those who are looking for a little distraction, here’s an extra-lengthy links roundup just for you. New features: Explore some of the colorful and exciting pop-up material from the Hatchery of the Glasgow School of Art Library....
Featuring: Lauren Redniss

Featuring: Lauren Redniss

This interview with Lauren Redniss originally appeared on the LAIP in 2012. Today we are thrilled to present an interview with Lauren Redniss, artist, author, educator, and creator of the book Radioactive Marie and Pierre Curie: a Tale of Love and Fallout (It Books, 2010). I had the distinct pleasure of serving on the committee that selected...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | July 24 - August 6

Friday Linkubator Roundup | July 24 – August 6

This is a special TWO WEEK edition of the Linkubator Roundup… only because I was away from my computer last week. But still! It’s special, I tell you! New features: This isn’t just a feature on a public art piece, it’s also a tutorial! Artist Elaine Luther shows us what she did at the Forest...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | July 17 - 23

Friday Linkubator Roundup | July 17 – 23

So how’s everybody doing out there? It’s hotter’n’heck where I’m sitting, but at least there are books and the ever-interesting interwebs. And things were certainly hopping out there! Enjoy this week’s best links and frivolities. New features: Madison Public Library, one of our strongest library connections, was the center of a public art controversy, and we...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | May 1 - 7

Friday Linkubator Roundup | May 1 – 7

Wouldn’t you know it, it’s May already! We’re sending out lots of positive thoughts to the academic librarians finishing up spring semester, the youth librarians prepping for summer reading, and all of our followers in whatever stage you’re in! Check out the best things we found online this week! New features: NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library curates...