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Musical Instrument Library


Musical Instrument Library

We are excited to announce a partnership with the Huronia Symphony Orchestra to lend out musical instruments! Our Musical Instrument Library will start with 10 instruments, including guitars, bass guitars, violins and keyboards.

Library members will be able to borrow one instrument at a time for a period of 3 weeks. If there is no hold on the instrument, you may renew up to two times. Instruments can be borrowed from and returned to either location by visiting a Service Desk with your library card and photo ID. We will also have 'learn-to-play' books available to get you started. 

The Musical Instrument Library will give kids a chance to learn and socialize around music education, and give families that cannot afford to purchase instruments a chance to access them and learn to play. 

Thank you to the Huronia Symphony Orchestra, who has kindly purchased the instruments and will provide all regular maintenance.  

Launch Party

Join us for our launch party on Sunday, October 1 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm to celebrate the launch of this new lending library! The celebration will feature a guest performance by local legend Jason McCoy of The Road Hammers, a performance by the HSO quintet, a musical instrument 'petting zoo' and more!