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Guitars of all sorts, along with drums and a variety of wind instruments await borrowers at the library.
Guitars of all sorts, along with drums and a variety of wind instruments await borrowers at the library.

Strum together: sharing music at a Kingston instrument library

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A small library in the basement of a community center in Kingston, Ontario is home to hundreds of musical instruments from around the world. The library has over 500 instruments to lend: Strings, keyboards, amps, woodwinds, even a tuba. For the last 10 years, it's been a resource for young students and local bands needing anything from a guitar to a didgeridoo.

Made 4 You, a Kingston Artisan Collective, is holding a craft show this weekend in the historic City Hall as a fundraiser for the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library, also known as Joe's MILL.

Curious about how a musical lending library works, Todd Moe visited Kingston's "instrumentarium" for a tour.

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Roger, Jas and John pose with some of their favorite guitars at Joe's MILL in Kingston.

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Todd Moe
Morning Host and Producer

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