The Little Instrument That Could

Who knew the allure of a 4-stringed instrument would spark imagination and conversation in the community? Introducing, the little ukulele that could.

Two ukuleles have accompanied LiLi and I, as we’ve toured the lower mainland, making appearances at community events, food banks, shelters and transition homes. It doesn’t matter your age, your background, if you play in a band, or if you’ve never touched a ukulele before – warning: the little instrument might just draw you in!

And why would LiLi have ukuleles, one may ask? Well, Fraser Valley Regional Library recently launched the ukulele borrowing program consisting of these stringed instruments that customers can take home with them!  And it’s not just for kids! Anyone with a full library membership can borrow a ukulele.

Perhaps it’s a little scary to borrow that little instrument…but fear not, there’s also ukulele circles at some FVRL libraries, where you can drop-in and strum (no experience necessary!) or perhaps just sway to the tunes and get comfy in a chair.