Canada: “Toronto Public Library Creates City’s 1st Musical Instrument Lending Program”
From the CBC:
Toronto has a tool library, a library for kitchen implements and one for gardening tools. It’s getting a library of things soon, as well.
There’s also the regular library, the one that lends out books.
But not to be eclipsed by all the borrowing opportunities in this city, starting today, the Toronto Public Library will also begin lending musical instruments.
So if you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at the ukulele, or the tabla, or the violin, but you’re not quite ready to buy an instrument, head to the Parkdale branch. That’s where the Toronto Public Library is starting its instrument lending program.
“Musical instruments and libraries aren’t an immediate connection, but when you take a look at the direction the public libraries are going in, it makes perfect sense,” said Ana-Maria Critchley, the manager of stakeholder relations with the Toronto Public Library.
Audio: Listen to the Complete Report About the New TPL Program
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