Start making music! Markham Public Library launches free musical instrument lending library

Want to learn to play a new instrument? Do you have kids who want to try out different instruments before committing to just one? How about recording your own music or podcast? Markham Public Library (MPL) is launching the Musical Instrument Library at the Markham Village Library on June 18th.

Markham residents can borrow from a collection of musical instruments, including guitars, fiddles, banjos, keyboards, drums and more, for free using an MPL card. In addition to the collection of instruments, MPL also has a state-of-the-art sound booth allowing customers to record their own music or podcast.

Learning music helps improve memory, develops creativity and can even improve math skills. However, buying a musical instrument can be a big financial investment, so MPL lends them out so families can try out before committing.

The Musical Instrument Library offers community members the opportunity to explore different instruments and inspires them to learn and grow. It also helps build a thriving city, as MPL is committed to growing a community of lifelong learners by providing support for formal education and encouraging learning beyond experience. academic.

To borrow an instrument, residents must come to the Markham Village Library in person and sign a special collection agreement before borrowing an instrument and using the sound booth.

Anyone can borrow up to three instruments at a time with a two-week loan period. The sound booth can be booked for up to three hours per day.

For more information and to see what instruments are available and how to borrow them, check out Musical Instrument Library online pages.

funded by the federal government of Canada