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Richmond Public Library launches ukulele lending collection

Library collection pays tribute to Richmond’s Linda Perron.
Starting Feb. 2, everyone holds a Richmond Public Library card can have access to try the ukulele collection.

Richmond Public Library (RPL) has launched its ukulele collection in memory of local community member Linda Perron.

Perron was well-known in Richmond for her dedication to family and friends as well as her volunteerism and passion for music-making grassroots, according to RPL.

Library cardholders can rent ukuleles for free from the Linda Perron Ukulele Lending Library Collection, starting Feb. 2, which coincides with World Play Your Ukulele Day.

The collection features 25 ukuleles, including concert, soprano and tenor instruments. 

Each ukulele comes in a protective case, and the kit includes a tuner, beginner’s guide book and a small bundle of resource materials. 

 “Our family is overwhelmed with the generosity of the community, the Richmond Public Library and Tom Lee Music in creating this ukulele lending library in memory of Linda,” said Renée Aldana, Linda Perron’s daughter.

“Those of us who loved her know the impact she had on people. We’re so grateful that her legacy will continue in the form of access to music,” said Aldana.

For more information or to loan a kit, drop by the RPL Brighouse branch, call 604-231-6413 or visit the library’s website at