Magazine article American Libraries

Toronto Lends out Musical Instruments

Magazine article American Libraries

Toronto Lends out Musical Instruments

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CANADA Anyone interested in playing a musical instrument can now try one for free, thanks to a new lending program that debuted in Toronto with plans to roll out across Canada later in the spring. The collection, sponsored by Sun Life Financial and located at the Parkdale branch of the Toronto Public Library, offers 100 instruments, including classical and acoustic guitars, bongo drums, xylophones, violins, and keyboards.-CTV News, Apr. 7.

NEPAL Three major libraries--the National Library of Nepal, Kaiser Library, and Tribhuvan University Central Library--experienced severe shocks in the April 2015 earthquake. Buildings were damaged, book stacks were destroyed, and rare books were ruined. One year has passed since the quake, but these libraries have not come into full operation. To help out, visit bit.ly/lSI2jCZ.--Himalayan Times, Apr. 23; ALA International Relations Office.

INDONESIA Several days a week, Ridwan Sururi loads books onto makeshift shelves he has draped over his horse and takes them to eager schoolchildren in the village of Serang and other isolated spots in central Java. …

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