Posts tagged "Community"
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...
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...