Madison Public Library has 24 stop-motion animation stations that are loved by both the newcomer and the seasoned animator. While 4 stations can always be found in the Media Lab at Central Library, the Teen Bubbler uses 20 portable stations to strategically introduce teenagers to the basics of storytelling and the intricacies of stop-motion animation. Teen Services looks to partner with youth-serving programs to bring animation workshops and longer projects out teen groups around the city. Check out the Book Trailers and Madison Story Project for examples of literacy-based animation projects.
Madison Public Library received a grant from the local Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation to develop a portable stop-motion animation program for teens based out of the Goodman South Madison Library. The grant allowed the library to purchase equipment, contract with an animation instructor and begin to plan for the needs of an all ages approach based out of the digital Media Lab now open inside Madison Public Library’s new Central Library. Check out the calendar for more media production workshops and open labs.
**The Bubbler's portable stop-motion animation stations were purchased from John Lemmon Films at www.readyanimator.com. iPads are sold separately.