Posts tagged "Community Partnership"
Idea Exchange: Building a Sustainable Program Suite

Idea Exchange: Building a Sustainable Program Suite

by Jaime Griffis, Director, Programming and Promotion, Idea Exchange Idea Exchange supports and inspires our community in the exploration of reading, arts, innovation and learning. One of the ways in which we strive to create an environment of curiosity and discovery is through our dynamic programming for children and teens. In order to build a sustainable...
Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden: We Popped!

Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden: We Popped!

by Suzy Waldo We did it! And it was spectacular. The community response was phenomenal. I watched so many people pull over just to take pictures of my branch. It was such a pleasure telling them (and seeing their surprise) that were 16 more libraries where they could see installations. The Instagram hashtag “popdesfleurs” blew up...
Rain Barrel Art at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

Rain Barrel Art at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

by Michael Cherry For the past two years, the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) has participated in a community rain barrel project called “Every Drop Counts.” The City Engineer’s Office, in partnership with Coca Cola, generously donated 55 gallon plastic drums that were converted into painted rain barrels. Community organizations, schools, and nonprofits were invited...
Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden: Still Poppin'

Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden: Still Poppin’

by Suzy Waldo In my last post I wrote about how the beautiful Pop des Fleurs project came to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- South Side and then became a system-wide project. If I had a nickel for every time I thought to myself, “What were you thinking?!?” I could buy a new cardigan. If I had...
Nolen Library: A Place for Learning and Creativity at The Met

Nolen Library: A Place for Learning and Creativity at The Met

by Abby Wanserski. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to libraries which support the research activities of museum staff as well as the public. Previous articles about The Met’s Watson Library and their Special Collections discuss how The Met’s libraries welcome the public. The Nolen Library is a hub for learning and inspiration for...
Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

by Suzy Waldo After over a decade of working in libraries, I have embraced the idea that sometimes the best projects happen totally by accident. Early in January 2015, my friend and fellow South Side Community Council member Jennifer Holliman asked me if Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- South Side would be interested in participating in an...
Community Art Project at Amityville Public Library

Community Art Project at Amityville Public Library

Today, we’ve got a great interview with Ann Hofbauer about a clever solution to a space problem in her library– and how it turned into an incredible community art show. She’s got lots of tips and tricks to share. Enjoy! ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about how this community...
Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

Today, we welcome Jenna Rinalducci to the site to learn more about the Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University–a project that began as a simple fix to cover noise from a construction project and then grew!  ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about how your library gallery got started.  What was...
Library Takeover

Library Takeover

A killer library-arts partnership in the UK caught our eye recently– read more about the Library Takeover, an event-production bootcamp for library staff and teens that culminated with two live events in the library space!  ~Erinn by Nina McDonagh & Alice Frecknall 6 young people, 6 library staff, 4 mentors, 2 boroughs – this is...
Ballet at the Barre at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Ballet at the Barre at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Today’s feature comes to us from the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County in Ohio, with their fantastic partnership program, Ballet at the Barre, which is a collaboration between the library and the Cincinnati Ballet. Enjoy! ~Laura by Angela Hursh Marketing Department, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Ballet at the Barre is an...
Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker

Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker

This post originally appeared in October 2013. When we heard that there was a library with a “resident tinker,” we knew we had to get in touch!  Read on to learn how Innisfil Public Library in Canada is bringing the creativity of the maker movement into the library space by hosting an Artist in Residence...
Art in the Library: We’re not an Art gallery, we’re a Library...and that’s a good thing

Art in the Library: We’re not an Art gallery, we’re a Library…and that’s a good thing

This article originally appeared in September 2013. We were delighted when Laura Doggett got in touch recently– not only is she pioneering a series of arts programs at her home library in England, she’s also writing a dissertation about the phenomenon!  She will be sharing her experience at Woodley Library on the LAIP site as...