Posts tagged "Childrens"
Featuring: Alison Rutsch

Featuring: Alison Rutsch

I am so pleased to introduce Alison Rutsch to the LAIP community today. Alison’s beautiful illustrations caught our eye, particularly those that re-imagine the possibilities of education, but her work as an art educator in Providence– often in collaboration with Providence Community Libraries– is what sealed the deal. Read on for her thoughtful and inspiring...
Book to Boogie: Mouse Paint

Book to Boogie: Mouse Paint

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...
Show Me STEAM: Harnessing STEM connections in arts and crafts programs

Show Me STEAM: Harnessing STEM connections in arts and crafts programs

We are pleased as punch to announce our partnership with Amy Koester of The Show Me Librarian blog!  Amy’s early and unique approach to STEM programming in the library caught our attention, as well as the attention of School Library Journal and countless thankful librarians.  This post is the first in a series focusing on...
Program Kit: Glitter Bangle Bracelet Makeover

Program Kit: Glitter Bangle Bracelet Makeover

We’re delighted to partner with Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied to bring you a series of kits to bring a little DIY to the library! Read on to learn more about this STEAM-friendly activity and download the Kit to use in your library. Don’t forget to check out all of Heidi’s posts for us HERE....
Book to Boogie: Move!

Book to Boogie: Move!

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...
Pages to Projects: HeARTs!

Pages to Projects: HeARTs!

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 hear about it!  Share your...
Library Makers: a new project resource!

Library Makers: a new project resource!

This post was originally shared on the site on October 21, 2012. It’s been updated to include new content on the Library Makers website, including STEM/STEAM-driven project ideas! by Laura Damon-Moore You may remember way back in the spring when we hosted Madison Public Library children’s librarian Carissa Christner on the Library as Incubator Project....
Program Kit: Knitting Loom

Program Kit: Knitting Loom

We’re delighted to partner with Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied to bring you a series of kits to bring a little DIY to the library! Read on to learn more about this STEAM-friendly activity and download the Kit to use in your library. Don’t forget to check out all of Heidi’s posts for us HERE....
Time Travel in the Library: a project from Matt Finch

Time Travel in the Library: a project from Matt Finch

Today’s project comes from our friend Dr. Matt Finch, an educator and library programmer currently based in New South Wales, Australia. You might remember Matt’s other library programs, which are a blend of story telling and role playing activities for young library users (kids and young adults): Read about the Literacy Smackdown Read about the...
Book to Boogie: "The Runaway Bunny"

Book to Boogie: “The Runaway Bunny”

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: Alise Anderson and the Green Branch Library

Featuring: Alise Anderson and the Green Branch Library

by Holly Storck-Post On her website, Alise Anderson describes herself in part as a “filmmaker, choreographer, maker.” Alise has studied modern dance and has a certificate in directing and producing from Berkeley Film Institute. She has had films in national film festivals, and won a number of awards. I’ve admired Alise’s films for years, and when...
Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Developing a Maker Program

Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Developing a Maker Program

Today’s feature is part of a series written for the Library as Incubator Project by staff at the Free Library of Philadelphia. This series, Maker Jawn: Increasing Access to Creative Computing in Philly* focuses on the unique and innovative maker programs happening at that library. *The term “jawn” is a context-dependent substitute noun that originated in...