WATERVILLE — To inaugurate the new ukulele checkout program at Waterville Public Library, a Tune In and Sing Along concert is planned for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the library.

Through a partnership with a local uke club, library cardholders can borrow instruments and beginner songbooks. The kits are listed in the library’s computer catalog, so users can check availability and get notification when a kit is ready to borrow, according to a news release from the library.

Local resident Bob Michaud and Children’s Librarian Kathleen Kenny organized the first ukulele meet-ups at the library in September 2013. Since then, more than two dozen people of all ages and musical abilities have utilized the instruments. Some members of the group now perform at area nursing homes and community events as Uke & Be Happy. To bring the fun of making music to everyone, members donated money to purchase the kits.

The group continues to meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the library.

For more information, contact Kenny at 680-2605 or [email protected]

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