Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Uku-Lending at Birmingham Public Library

Thanks to a generous donation of five ukuleles and their cases from Fretted Instruments of Homewood, the Avondale Library Youth Department is now circulating (lending) ukuleles! The ukulele has been described as a “hip” inexpensive instrument that is very easy to learn to play. While there are libraries in Alabama that host a ukulele club, Avondale is one of the first, if not the first, Alabama library that lends the instrument to their patrons; we are pioneers. In addition to being fun, recent research shows that playing a musical instrument improves concentration, memory, and focus—a benefit for all ages. If you would like more information on how you too can become part of the “Uku-Lending” craze, visit the Avondale Library today.

Carla Perkins
Avondale Regional Branch Library

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Technically, the Huntsville-Madison County library system started circulating ukes before the Avondale location. They started circulating ukes in March 2015. And the Florence-Lauderdale system has been circulating guitars since 2013.