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Hawaii libraries start lending ukulele as interest grows

  • COURTESY MUSIC FOR LIFE FOUNDATION

    Waimanalo Library branch manager Cora Eggerman and Leo Daquioag, CEO of Music for Life Foundation, prepare to launch ukulele-lending at the library. The program starts with an introductory class at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • COURTESY LEO DAQUIOAG

    Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, above, and his son, Chase, helped launch an ukulele-lending program, sponsored by Music for Life, at Nanakuli Public Library on Feb. 14. Shimabukuro co-directs the project.

As interest in the ukulele soars across the country, the Aloha State is starting to make the perky little instrument available free to use through its public libraries. Read more

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