Posts tagged "Community"
SDPL Labs: One Idea, Endless Community Impact

SDPL Labs: One Idea, Endless Community Impact

When our friend Kara West of San Diego Public Library mentioned the cool things happening with their IDEA Lab, we knew we had another series on our hands!  Today we welcome Uyen Tran to the site to share some of the awesome things SDPL has done to build support and sustainable working models for 3D...
NEA Big Read Grants Available

NEA Big Read Grants Available

We are pleased to support the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest in their library-based initiative, The Big Read! See below for ways to support literacy and literary engagement in your community with Big Read grant funding. ~ Laura Get your community on the same page! Big Read grants available. The Big Read is...
Fun Palaces at Parkes Shire Library

Fun Palaces at Parkes Shire Library

Today’s feature comes to us from Parkes Shire Library in Australia! Shellie Buckle, Cultural, Education and Libraries Manager and Tracie Mauro, Branch Librarian (who wrote up this awesome previous post) bring us a story about Fun Palaces at the library today. Who wouldn’t want to spend a little time in a Fun Palace?! ~ Laura by Shellie...
A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini Grant Project | Part 2: The Fun Begins

A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini Grant Project | Part 2: The Fun Begins

The folks at Carbondale Public Library are working on a fantastic community-created content initiative for their Ezra Jack Keats mini-grant. Today, the director shares an in-process update on their “Day in the Life” book project! You can check out the whole series HERE. Enjoy!  ~Erinn Ready, set, play! by Diana Brawley Sussman After seven months of planning,...
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Crossing the Tracks

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Crossing the Tracks

We are very lucky to have Edith Abeyta with us this week. Edith is the Artist in Residence for the Hazelwood Branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. She shares updates about her residency with us on a quarterly basis. Enjoy! ~ Laura by Edith Abeyta, Hazelwood Artist in Residence It’s taken some time, but we are...
A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project

A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project

The folks at Carbondale Public Library are working on a fantastic community-created content initiative for their Ezra Jack Keats mini-grant. Today, the director shares her first post in a new series for the Library as Incubator Project on their “Day in the Life” book project! Enjoy!  ~Erinn by Diana Brawley Sussman In 2014, the Carbondale Public Library...
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,...