Posts tagged "Community"
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, shares his perspective on the...
Art at APL: Transforming a Neighborhood Branch into a Gallery Space

Art at APL: Transforming a Neighborhood Branch into a Gallery Space

A wonderful way that libraries can function as an incubator for the arts is by providing space for artists to show their work. This article from Albany (NY) Public Library presents a great example of how the library-as-gallery can bring a community and the arts together. Enjoy! ~ Laura by Deanna DiCarlo One of the best...
Type Rider II and a Poetry Picnic

Type Rider II and a Poetry Picnic

by Laura Damon-Moore This spring I was presented with a unique opportunity in my capacity as Assistant Director (with a focus on programming and outreach) for the small-but-mighty Eager Free Public Library in Evansville, Wisconsin. In 2013-2014 Evansville became home to fifteen Little Free Libraries as part of a family literacy partnership of the Evansville Community...
Literary Lots: Creating the Aquatic Lot

Literary Lots: Creating the Aquatic Lot

Literary Lots is back!  Last year, we showcased the first year of this Cleveland-based program, which re-purposes abandoned spaces in order to bring art and literacy programs to the city’s kids in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library. Today, we get the scoop on what went into designing this year’s lot from staff artist, Julia Kuo. Enjoy! ~Erinn Literary Lots: Creating...
Book Craft at Greenfield Public Library

Book Craft at Greenfield Public Library

We’re delighted to welcome Hannah Fjeld to the site today to share a story about her effort to make exciting, cost-effective adult programs a reality at the Greenfield Public Library.  Read on to learn more about how she took discarded books and turned them into a successful workshop series! Cheers– Erinn by Hannah Fjeld Greenfield...
Library as Incubator Project in the Bubbler: Packing Up

Library as Incubator Project in the Bubbler: Packing Up

And just like that, our artist residency at the Bubbler at Madison Public Library is over! 8 weeks after moving in our supplies and ourselves, we are packing up and clearing the space for the incoming artist, who arrives in early July. Here we are sharing some photos from the second part of our residency,...
Literary Lots as An Extended Learning Environment

Literary Lots as An Extended Learning Environment

Literary Lots is back!  Last year, we showcased the first year of this Cleveland-based program, which re-purposes abandoned spaces in order to bring art and literacy programs to the city’s kids in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library. We’re excited to share how Literary Lots is growing in it’ second year!  Don’t miss the posts in last year’s series: The...
Chattanooga Public Library to pilot three Mozilla-funded community education projects

Chattanooga Public Library to pilot three Mozilla-funded community education projects

Today we welcome back Mary Barnett from Chattanooga Public Library to the site to talk about several truly awesome projects that are just getting started at the library and in the Chattanooga community this summer. Consider this a kick-off post to a fantastic ongoing series on the variety of innovative incubating programs Chattanooga PL has...
Featuring: Lola Kovács, The Happy Librarian

Featuring: Lola Kovács, The Happy Librarian

I am so pleased to introduce Lola Kovács to the LAIP community today. I first ran across Lola’s book art on Etsy, and her delicate, ephemeral pieces are a treat.  So too is her vision of the ideal library, “a words meet pictures place.”  Enjoy! – Erinn I believe that libraries are the friendliest community areas ever. ~Lola Kovács Library...
New Urban Myth Planning: a YA program how-to

New Urban Myth Planning: a YA program how-to

Our friend over at Books & Adventures, educator and library program coordinator Matt Finch, has some fantastic new programs up on his website. We’re going to highlight a couple of them here this spring, including today’s feature on this fun and educational program on urban myths that combines local history, curation, and creation. Enjoy! ~ Laura...
Poem in Your Pocket Day at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System

Poem in Your Pocket Day at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in 2013. Poem in Your Pocket Day is on Thursday, April 24th for 2014. Welcome to National Poem in your Pocket Day!  We’re delighted to welcome Wendy Saz to the site as part of our National Poetry Month line-up.  Wendy is the Branch Manager for Crozet...
Gabriel Barcia-Colombo and the “Secret Society of Forbidden Literature”

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo and the “Secret Society of Forbidden Literature”

Rebecca Rubenstein, one of our intrepid our Writers in the Field, is back with another fantastic look at what’s happening at the NYPL in terms of exhibitions and art– this time drawing attention to banned books.  Don’t forget to check out all of Rebecca’s posts for us HERE. Cheers! Erinn Gabriel Barcia-Colombo and the “Secret...