Posts tagged "Community"
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 April 24th. 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 Library in the...
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Resident Determined Public Art

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Resident Determined Public Art

This article is the fourth in a series brought to us by Edith Abeyta, who is currently participating in a yearlong artist residency at the Hazelwood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. by Edith Abeyta It’s not unusual for artists to work in the public sphere but it is not so common for artists...
Lawrence Public Library's PoeTree Installation

Lawrence Public Library’s PoeTree Installation

This post was originally published in April 2012. Since then, Rebecca Dunn has become one of our most popular contributors with her Pages to Projects series.   We’re delighted to welcome Rebecca Dunn, a Youth Services Librarian Assistant at Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, KS to the Library as Incubator Project! For National Poetry Month, Lawrence...
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

Today we’re pleased to welcome back Alice Frecknall from Apples & Snakes; she brings us a follow up to our first post about London’s SPINE Festival that took place earlier this month. This fabulous event brought free arts programs to 33 libraries around the city. Read on! ~ Laura by Alice Frecknall As SPINE Festival comes...
A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Art Exhibit & Book Release Party

A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Art Exhibit & Book Release Party

This is our final installment of Carbondale Public Library’s “Day in the Life” book project, funded by an Ezra Jack Keats mini-grant. Today, the director shares the art exhibit and book launch! Check out the whole series HERE. Enjoy!  ~Erinn by Diana Brawley Sussman It took thirty-two authors and three organizations to create A Day in the Life:...
The Gallery at Moorestown Public Library

The Gallery at Moorestown Public Library

Today we welcome Joe Galbraith, director of the Moorestown Public Library in New Jersey, to the Library as Incubator Project. Joe tells us about the gallery space that the library offers to local artists, and explains why they made sure to include a dedicated gallery in the library’s new building design. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as...
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #1

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #1

Today we have a preview of a fantastic community cultural event that is coming up in London libraries in the UK in March. The SPINE Festival seeks to engage communities with their local libraries through book and literature-inspired arts programs and experiences. We look forward to sharing a follow-up post about the SPINE Festival when...
Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

Today we welcome Rachel Karasick, who works as a grant writer for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Rachel shares a fabulous exhibition and community celebration of fraktur, a historic Pennsylvania German art form. Framing Fraktur presents history and contemporary artwork in a unique and exciting format and it is accessible to all at the library. Today’s post...
SDPL Labs: A Third Place for Creative Expression

SDPL Labs: A Third Place for Creative Expression

Our friends Monnee Tong and Uyen Tran at San Diego Public Library are the fearless teen (and tech!) advocates behind our series on the SDPL IDEA Lab.  Today, Monnee gives an overview of how the IDEA Lab works– from equipment & software, to partnerships, to staffing. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Monnee Tong The IDEA Lab—it started with an...
Fractal Origami and Community Art at the USC Libraries

Fractal Origami and Community Art at the USC Libraries

This story was originally posted on September 17, 2012. The USC Libraries bring us the story of a unique community art project that demonstrates the interplay of art, math, and science. Thanks to Nathan Masters for bringing this to our attention! ~ Laura With nearly 50,000 business cards, the USC Libraries recently constructed an origami model of a...
A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Part 3: Creating the Book

A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project | Part 3: Creating the Book

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 A Day in the Life: An Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Project |...
Poudre River Public Library District's Community Mural

Poudre River Public Library District’s Community Mural

This post was originally published on Jan 11 2012. Meet Irene Romsa, the Outreach Services Manager for the Poudre River Public Library District in Fort Collins, Colorado.  In June 2011, she collaborated with Rafael Lopez, an award-winning children’s book illustrator of such titles as Book Fiesta! and My Name is Celia, to create the Fort Collins Community...