Posts tagged "Outreach"
What is the Bubbler?

What is the Bubbler?

At long last, we’re proud to bring a new series on The Bubbler at Madison Public Library to the Library as Incubator Project!  We’ve worked closely with Trent Miller and the Bubbler crew as partners on their NEA Our Town grant, and we’re delighted to introduce this exciting programming model to the library world along...
Kitsap Regional Library Threw a Reading Party... at the Museum!

Kitsap Regional Library Threw a Reading Party… at the Museum!

by Audrey Barbakoff, Kitsap Regional Library How can a library and an art museum partner in a fresh and meaningful way? I started asking myself this question when a new art museum opened in my community last year.  Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) has so much in common with the library; it is driven...
Our Favorite Things: Libraries in Unexpected Places

Our Favorite Things: Libraries in Unexpected Places

by Laura Damon-Moore For today’s Favorite Things post, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite libraries that showed up in rather unexpected places. From book bikes to pop-up literary scenes in vacant lots, libraries were cropping up in a variety of interesting venues this year. King County Library System worked with a...
The Artist's Library: 5 Great Books on Mechanics

The Artist’s Library: 5 Great Books on Mechanics

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project site in November 2012. by Erinn Batykefer Earlier this week, we shared 5 Great Books on the Craft of Writing to inspire and motivate WriMos as they vaulted over the 10,000 word mark.  Today, we get down to sentences and share some recommended reading on...
Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker

Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker

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 program. ~Erinn by Wendy Riccardi Alan J.Groombridge...
Art in the Library: Artists and Librarians, we make a great team

Art in the Library: Artists and Librarians, we make a great team

Earlier this year, a UK researcher named Laura Doggett got in touch.  She’s not only pioneering a series of arts programs at her home library in England, she’s also writing a dissertation about the phenomenon!  She’s sharing her experience at Woodley Library on the LAIP site as she conducts more in-depth research for the next...
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

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 she conducts more in-depth research for the...
NaNoWriMo & Come Write In 2013

NaNoWriMo & Come Write In 2013

by Laura Damon-Moore With summer at an end and students and teachers headed back to school, now seems like a great time to start thinking about November, and, you guessed it – National Novel Writing Month! NaNoWriMo, as it’s also known, is a worldwide creative writing program organized by the non-profit Office of Letters and...
Recipe for a Thriving Performing Arts Series: Part III

Recipe for a Thriving Performing Arts Series: Part III

Nick Demske is a powerhouse. He’s back to the Library as Incubator Project today for the final installment in his series on building and implementing excellent performing arts programs at libraries. Nick’s work at Racine Public Library is an impressive intro to the post that follows, so I encourage you to check out our recent...
Art in the Library: A UK perspective

Art in the Library: A UK perspective

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 she conducts more in-depth research for the...
Recipe for a Thriving Performing Arts Series: Part II

Recipe for a Thriving Performing Arts Series: Part II

We’re delighted to welcome Nick Demske back to the Library as Incubator Project for the next installment in his series focusing on strategies librarians can use to implement excellent performing arts programs for their communities using a principle we call “Programming as Collection Development.” Nick’s work at Racine Public Library is an impressive intro to...
3D Willow Sculpture at St. Ambrose University Library

3D Willow Sculpture at St. Ambrose University Library

Last year, Malavika Shrikhande of  St. Ambrose University Library shared a wonderful art show with us on Twitter.  It’s a great example of  how a library can serve as an exhibit space without a formal gallery area. According to Malavika, St. Ambrose library supports art in many ways: “We annually purchase paintings from art students of the university and...