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Hawaii libraries start lending ukulele as interest grows

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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.

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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.