The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective has teamed up with local and regional libraries to provide an opportunity to bring music home! Beginning in the fall of 2015, libraries were given ukulele kits to be added to each library's collection. These kits can be checked out by library patrons with a valid library card!
Each library in our program has at least one librarian trained on the basics of the ukulele. This way even the most novice player can be given the basics when they check out a ukulele. Each library has at least 2 of our kits which consist of a ukulele, a gig bag, electronic tuner, and instructional book. Additional kits will be provided to libraries upon request & available funding.
There are many libraries in our 5-county target region. We plan to roll out the program over the course of the 2015 and 2016 as finances allow. Additional kits will be donated to libraries as requested (and as funds allow).
- Regional libraries to make some noise with ukulele initiative (Centre Daily Times)
- PA Libraries will Let You Check Out a Ukulele (The Smithsonian Online)
- Ukuleles in PA Libraries (The Compendium)
The goal of the Allegheny Ukes Library Lending Program is to give back to our communities and to increase public awareness and membership in our club.
Allegheny Ukes Library Lending Program Sponsors & Partners:
The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.