Posts tagged "Storytelling"
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud! – The Final Chapter

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud! – The Final Chapter

Today we welcome Maddy Sakakini from Apples & Snakes to the website, to fill us in on the SPINE Festival, which took place in libraries around London this month. ~Laura As we close the book on SPINE Festival 2016, Maddy Sakakini looks back at the fantastic programme of events in libraries across 14 London boroughs, and...
Singing Stories: Minnesota Opera and Northfield Public Library

Singing Stories: Minnesota Opera and Northfield Public Library

Today we hear from the Northfield Public Library, who partnered with the Minnesota Opera to bring music and art education to families in Northfield, MN this summer. Thanks to Leesa Wisdorf, Reference and Youth Services Manager at Northfield Public Library, for putting this together for us! ~Laura by Leesa Wisdorf The Northfield Public Library’s children’s...
TimeQuest: playful, interactive games at Auckland Libraries

TimeQuest: playful, interactive games at Auckland Libraries

Today’s feature comes to us from educator and library program developer Matt Finch, who blogs about his work over at The Signal in Transition. The project we’re sharing today is TimeQuest, a playful, highly interactive program that Matt developed in partnership with library staff members at the public libraries and other community partners in Auckland,...
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...
Featuring: Margaret Withers and "Curious, USA"

Featuring: Margaret Withers and “Curious, USA”

Today we present an interview with and tone poem by visual artist Margaret Withers. I’m really digging her vision of her ideal library; make sure to check it out! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little about yourself – who are you, where are you from, and what sort of creative work do you...
Out of the Archives: Playbods, an interactive art program for families

Out of the Archives: Playbods, an interactive art program for families

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in September 2012. The Library as Incubator Project is pleased to welcome Bryony Pritchard and Kim Glassby to the site today. Together Bryony and Kim form Playbods, a program that engages participants in exploring different art forms, from dance and movement to storytelling and visual...
New Urban Myth Planning: a YA program how-to

New Urban Myth Planning: a YA program how-to

Our friend over at Books & Adventures, educator and library program coordinator Matt Finch, has some fantastic new programs up on his website. We’re going to highlight a couple of them here this spring, including today’s feature on this fun and educational program on urban myths that combines local history, curation, and creation. Enjoy! ~ Laura...
Time Travel in the Library: a project from Matt Finch

Time Travel in the Library: a project from Matt Finch

Today’s project comes from our friend Dr. Matt Finch, an educator and library programmer currently based in New South Wales, Australia. You might remember Matt’s other library programs, which are a blend of story telling and role playing activities for young library users (kids and young adults): Read about the Literacy Smackdown Read about the...
The Literacy Smackdown: a new project from Matt Finch

The Literacy Smackdown: a new project from Matt Finch

You might remember our friend Dr. Matt Finch, of library zombie apocalypse fame. Today we’re highlighting another program that he developed for the Parkes Shire Library in Australia. I love the flexibility of this program as far as ages go – getting both school-age kids and older students involved sounds like a blast! The original...
Playing by the Book

Playing by the Book

And…we’re back after a long “weekend” at the American Library Association Annual Meeting! We had a blast and learned so much – watch for our wrap-up post about the conference tomorrow! Today, though, we are so happy to present this interview with Zoe Toft, the founder and manager of a wonderful early literacy blog called Playing...
Featuring: Emily Neuburger's "Show Me a Story"

Featuring: Emily Neuburger’s “Show Me a Story”

We have a real treat for you today – educator, writer, and craft designer Emily Neuburger (see her blog at redbirdcrafts.com) joins us to talk about her 2012 book, Show Me a Story and some related library programming she did for the Boston Public Library. Enjoy (I mean, how can you NOT?!)! ~ Laura Please introduce yourself...
Paints to Puddings at Parkes Library, Australia

Paints to Puddings at Parkes Library, Australia

Something that happens to me on a regular basis with this project is that I hear about program ideas and immediately think, oh my goodness, I have to replicate that or do something similar at my library/in my art-making practice/etc. When our friend Matt Finch (you remember him, from the Zombies in the Library storytelling event) put...