Posts tagged "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...
Writer in Residence at Forbes Library:  Writing Prompts

Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Writing Prompts

We’re delighted to welcome Susan Stinson back to the LAIP this week for the final installment of her series on her experience as the Writer-in-Residence at Forbes Library! Forbes’ program is a fantastic model in that it leverages the library space to support both the resident and the greater writing community.  Today, Susan shares some writing prompts with us based on...
Sparking new projects with Little Free Libraries

Sparking new projects with Little Free Libraries

by Laura Damon-Moore It’s sort of amazing that we’ve been around for (gah) 3+ years and haven’t written much about our friends over at Little Free Library. Surely you’ve seen one – mailbox-sized book boxes with room for a selection of books that are free to take and swap and share. Many of these Little...
Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Collections

Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Collections

We’re delighted to welcome Susan Stinson back to the LAIP this week to continue her series on her experience as the Writer-in-Residence at Forbes Library! Susan’s latest novel was released by Small Beer Press just last year, and she’s served as Writer-in Residence at Forbes since 2010.  Forbes’ program is a fantastic model in that it leverages the library space...