Ukuleles in the library. That's music to my ears! One of my major goals this year is to begin a Donor's Choose project to fund ukuleles for my library. I've played classical and electric guitar since I was a kid so learning ukulele was a fun and unique challenge. I was trying to figure out how to incorporate my love for music, but make it fun and easy to attract patrons of all ages. Last year I went on a trip to Hawaii with my family and came across a ukulele store and I knew that's what was missing in my life! Upon careful selection I chose my uke. I named her Makai and have learned and created countless songs on that beauty. Although, at the time, playing was solely for my pure amusement, a major life event has spurred my interest in learning more songs for children. With that also came the idea and possibilities of creating fun ukulele programming for my library. However, how do I even begin? Well, I began with asking questions and reaching out to librarians via social media. I've slowly compiled some resources on a Wakelet collection and continue to add as I come across fun resources. In this collection you'll find my posts about my ukulele in libraries inquiry and librarian responses about the topic. In addition, you'll find links to different social media groups and people to follow, articles about the benefits of ukulele programming, beginner guides, and simple songs to get you started. I hope to add more to this collection and can't wait to see how this resource collection grows! If you have any additional resources you'd like to add to this collection, or any additional suggestions, feel free to comment on my block or reach out to me via social media! Until then, happy strumming!
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