Maui Public Libraries to Launch Ukulele Lending Program

Maui Public Libraries to Launch Ukulele Lending Program
Launch Event by Jake Shimabukuro with Guest Artist Andrew Molina

Six Maui public libraries will launch a new lending collection of ‘ukulele beginning March 14th. Library patrons may borrow an ‘ukulele for a three-week period at no cost with a valid library card. The ‘ukulele instruments are provided and supported by the Music For Life Foundation and Jake Shimabukuro, co-director of the ‘ukulele sponsorship. The goal of this program is to make ‘ukulele and ‘ukulele-playing opportunities accessible for all by allowing them to be checked out as easily as books are at your local public library. 

To launch this fun new service and to provide inspiration to learn to play the ‘ukulele, the public is invited to a special musical performance featuring virtuoso ‘ukulele artists, Jake Shimabukuro and Maui’s own Andrew Molina, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kahului Public Library on March 14th.

The six Maui branches launching the ‘Ukulele Lending Program include:

  • Hana Public and School Library (4111 Hana Hwy., Tel. 248-4848)
  • Kahului Public Library (90 School St., Tel. 873-3097)
  • Kihei Public Library (35 Waimahaihai St., Tel. 875-6833)
  • Lahaina Public Library (680 Wharf St., Tel. 662-3950)
  • Makawao Public Library (1159 Makawao Ave., Tel. 573-8785)
  • Wailuku Public Library (251 S. High St., Tel. 243-5766)

“We are excited to launch this new service for the entire island of Maui” said State Librarian Stacey A. Aldrich. “We are very grateful to the Music For Life Foundation who are generously sharing their talents and making these ‘ukulele accessible to everyone.”

For more information, contact your local Maui library.

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