Is this Little Library in your neighborhood?

Is this Little Library in your neighborhood?

Laura Damon-Moore of Library As Incubator Project is putting her creativity to work for you! She has come up with innovative, artistic ways to engage with Little Free Libraries and is sharing them with you in a series of blog posts called the Spark: Little Free Library series.

According to Laura, “this is a post series that’s all about making art, making stories, even making performances based on Little Libraries.” So try out these activities and share them with us by tagging #sparklfl on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Enjoy!

Welcome back to the second installment of the Spark: Little Free Library series! I really hope you had a chance to try some of the exercises we discussed back in post #1 and are ready for more. Do you still have your notebook and pen or pencil? I hope so. Here are some more ideas for getting creative with Little Free Libraries.

  1. Take a walk to a Little Library that is in your neighborhood (you can use this handy map if you don’t know where the nearest one is). Take your time walking there, and make note of the things you see on your walk – houses, mailboxes, interesting or uninteresting trees, cars and trucks, bicycles. When you reach the Little Library, open your notebook and see if you can draw a very basic map of your route to the Little Library. It could just be a straight line with various points noted (e.g., “red truck” or “blue mailbox”). What images stick in your mind, and why do you think you remember these particular objects or items? Record your ideas in your
    book-spine-poetry

    Book spine poetry…genius!

    notebook.

  2. April is National Poetry Month. Try your hand at one of these DIY poetry ideas that came to us from Karen J. of Teen Librarian Toolbox. Depending on the contents of the Little Library you’re visiting, you might find an exceptionally good canvas for blackout poetry, or you could even rearrange the books into a little surprise piece of bookspine poetry for others to discover when they visit the Little Library. Remember, if you take a book, try to leave a book behind!

If you decide to tackle one of these projects, tell us about it! We’d love to see pages from your Spark: Little Free Library notebook at #sparklfl or via email at libraryasincubatorproject@gmail.com Can’t wait to see what YOU make!

According to Laura, “this is a post series that’s all about making art, making stories, even making performances based on Little Libraries.” So try out these activities and share them with us by tagging #sparklfl on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Enjoy!
Welcome back to the second installment of the Spark: Little Free Library series! I really hope you had a chance to try some of the exercises we discussed back in post #1 and are ready for more. Do you still have your notebook and pen or pencil? I hope so. Here are some more ideas for getting creative with Little Free Libraries.
Take a walk to a Little Library that is in your neighborhood (you can use this handy map if you don’t know where the nearest one is). Take your time walking there, and make note of the things you see on your walk – houses, mailboxes, interesting or uninteresting trees, cars and trucks, bicycles. When you reach the Little Library, open your notebook and see if you can draw a very basic map of your route to the Little Library. It could just be a straight line with various points noted (e.g., “red truck” or “blue mailbox”).
What images stick in your mind, and why do you think you remember these particular objects or items?
Record your ideas in your Book spine poetry…genius!
Book spine poetry…genius! notebook.
April is National Poetry Month. Try your hand at one of these DIY poetry ideas that came to us from Karen J. of Teen Librarian Toolbox. Depending on the contents of the Little Library you’re visiting, you might find an exceptionally good canvas for blackout poetry, or you could even rearrange the books into a little surprise piece of bookspine poetry for others to discover when they visit the Little Library. Remember, if you take a book, try to leave a book behind!
If you decide to tackle one of these projects, tell us about it! We’d love to see pages from your Spark: Little Free Library notebook at #sparklfl or via email at libraryasincubatorproject@gmail.com Can’t wait to see what YOU make!

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