Markham Public Library Launches Musical Instrument Library

Do you want to learn how to play a new instrument? Do you have kids who want to try different instruments before committing to one? How about recording your own music or podcast? Markham Public Library (MPL) is pleased to announce the launch of the Musical Instrument Library at Markham Village Library on June 18, 2022.

Explore our Musical Instrument Library and start making music! Borrow from a collection of over 50 instruments, including guitars, ukuleles, violins, keyboards, xylophones, tabletop drums and more. You can also practice and record your music or even podcast in our state-of-the-art sound booth. It’s 100% free, all you need is a MPL library card.

MPL is committed to growing a community of learners through all stages of life by providing support for formal education and encouraging learning beyond the academic experience. The music instrument library offers community members with the opportunity to explore different instruments and inspires them to learn and grow.

Learning music has many benefits on people’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. It helps to improve memory, develops creativity and can even improve math skills! Buying a musical instrument can be a big financial investment so MPL is lending them out so that families can try before committing, helping to get music into the hands of even more Markham residents. 

To borrow an instrument, you must visit Markham Village Library in person. You can call us to check if the item you want is available first. You’ll be asked to sign a Special Collections Agreement before checking out an instrument and using the sound booth. You can borrow up to 3 instruments at a time with a 2 week loan period. The sound booth can be reserved for up to 3 hours per day.

For more information and to see what instruments are available please check out Musical Instrument Library page.

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