For many, the image of a library is a quiet building, filled with books, a few computers, and space for reading and research.
But Wisconsin authors and librarians Laura Damon-Moore and Erinn Batykefer have a broader vision for what a library can be and new ways that patrons can engage with their public library.
Their new book, “The Artist’s Library: A Field Guide,” is designed to help creative-minded individuals find inspiration and support at their local library.
The book grew out of a project Damon-Moore and Batykefer started with friend Christina Jones while they were students in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Library and Information Sciences.
The website, www.libraryasincubatorproject.org, is part of a “social media empire” that spans Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and includes a collection of stories and case studies of how artists use libraries, harnessing the power of community spaces to bring art into their communities.
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