Teen Art Contest

There are some amazing teen artists out there.  The Library As Incubator Project is sponsoring an art contest for teens, encouraging them to create art inspired by a book, take a photo, and submit to them.  Sounds cool!  For more information, check out...

To Prize, or Not to Prize?

Prizes, prizes, prizes.  Do they make your Summer Library Program more or less fun?  There has been a lot of good discussion in our state lately about SLP prizes, how effective they are, and how much money we spend on them.  There are lots of...

Camouflage and Coffee Filters

Amy Koester, from the Show Me Librarian Blog, has a guest post on the Library As Incubator blog about a super-cool STEAM program about camouflage,. using that ubiquitous craft supply, coffee filters.  Take a look at this post, plus Amy’s other posts about...

Read On Wisconsin!

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center announced the 2014-2015 titles for Read On Wisconsin last week.  You will find monthly titles for every age group, and the goal is to promote a state-wide common read and discussion.  Cool, huh? Not only that,...

Drops of Water on a Penny?

My fabulous friend and colleague Sue Abrahamson from the Waupaca Public Library shared a tidbit with me the other day about an experiment she was doing with kids about how many drops of water fit on a penny. This is something that could work as an all-day, drop-in...