January 16, 2022

Canada: Vancouver Public Library to Begin Lending Musical Instruments

UPDATE June 8, 2016 Here’s the Formal Announcement and Additional Details about the VPL Music Instrument Lending Program

From 24Hours Vancouver:

The Vancouver Public Library is starting a new project to provide musical instrument lending out of its downtown location.

The project is in partnership with Sun Life Financial and an official announcement will take place on Tuesday [June 7, 2016].

Sun Life spokesman Gannon Loftus said it’s the second city in Canada the company has helped launch an instrument lending program in.

Toronto’s Parkdale branch was the first — and Sun Life helped provide 100 instruments and $155,000 to the public library to help establish the program.

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See Also: Toronto Public Library Creates City’s 1st Musical Instrument Lending Program (April 7, 2016)

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