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Musical Instrument Check-Out Program

In collaboration with the Lopez Island School Music Advocacy Foundation and Dean and Carolyn Jacobsen, the Lopez Island Library has a nice collection of musical instruments that we will check to patrons just like a book.

Violin available through the Instrument check-out program

These instruments all donated by the Lopez Island School Music Advocacy Foundation, are a way to stimulate musical curiosity and provide resources to children and adults who might not otherwise afford to explore their musical inclinations.

Guitars available through the Instrument check-out program

All the items come with carrying cases, tuners, and how-to guides, and a practice amplifier for the electric guitar. The items circulate for 28 days, like most other library items.

Ukulele available through the Instrument check-out program

Included in the "Check Out the Music" program are two ukuleles, three violins, two keyboards, four acoustic guitars, one cello, one french horn, one clarinet and one electric guitar. Many thanks to the foundation and efforts of the Jacobsens to advance one of the library's long-range plans to: provide musical and literary learning opportunities for the children and adults of Lopez. Also a big thanks to musical instrument donor Jennie Keith.

Musical Links

Online Music Links

  • Local patron and guitar performer is offering guitar lessons. Learn basic, country, barcodes, or jazz. First lesson is free. Larry Cochran 468-2723

  • For every player in any style . Through our subscription to Acoustic Guitar Magazine, try this exclusive offer to go online and check out the features from . Login in by choosing 'currently a subscriber to the magazine' then enter the temporary password 'tonewood' when prompted. You'll find lessons, gear, how-to's and more.

  • Learn violin basics. Learn how to tune, hold, bowing, practice techniques, and more.

News & Events

Music to our ears. The library now has a cello, violins, ukuleles, keyboards, acoustic guilars, electric guitar with mini-amplifier, for check out.


  • Classical Music Archives. Listen to classical music right on the Web in different midi levels. Includes Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Handel, Haydn, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Scarlatti, and Schubert.

  • DSO Kids: Dallas Symphony Kids Welcome to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's "magical world" of musical fun and learning for students, parents, and teachers. The music room is filled with information about musical instruments, composers, and music periods as well as the Dallas Symphony. Look for games, activities, and a library of music clips highlighting composers, instruments, musical notes, and national anthems from selected countries. A teacher's lounge provides information for the classroom.

  • John Philip Sousa Page. The "March King" himself, John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) A real gem! Requires downloading of audio files but well worth it.

  • Mouseum. Find the lyrics to your favorite kids' songs, listen to the song play or checkout related links.

  • - Fun songs to sing in the car. Going on a road trip is a lot of fun but sometimes it can get a little boring too. A great driving tradition is to have a sing along session. Sing along sessions can involve just about any song that people in the car want to sing. For kids, some of the best songs are nursery rhymes and traditional tunes.

  • Piano on the Net. A complete set of piano lessons on the Web. Put a keyboard next to your keyboard and you're ready to go! With many links to other music sites.

  • San Francisco Symphony for Kids. This site provides information about instruments, a music basics tutorial and a listing of family programs and activities at the San Francisco Symphony.

  • Sing-Along Songs. Can't remember the words to a favorite song? Don't remember the tune? Search this site and find both lyrics and music files for many classic songs.

Music at your Library

What's New in Music CDs

Magazines About Music

  • Acoustic Guitar

    For all acoustic guitar players, from beginners to performing professionals. Interviews, reviews, workshops, sheet music, song transcriptions, and product reviews.

  • Rolling Stone

    Music news, music reviews, photos, stories about music artists.

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