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03/11/2017

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and Long & McQuade, supported by Sun Life Financial, are conducting a donation drive for musical instruments to add to OPL’s new initiative, the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library, launched today.

We are hoping that many people across Ottawa will want to contribute their new or gently used musical instruments to this inspiring program that makes it easier for everyone to share the joy of creating music.

 

When can I donate instruments?

We are accepting instruments from November 7 to December 8, 2017

 

Where can I donate my instrument?

Main Branch – Ottawa Public Library

120 Metcalfe St.

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M2

 

Nepean Centrepointe Branch - Ottawa Public Library

101 Centrepointe Dr.

Ottawa, Ontario K2G 5K7

 

Long & McQuade

1193 Hunt Club Rd.

Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 8S4

 

What instruments and accessories are on OPL’s wish list?

  • Guitars - acoustic bass, acoustic guitars (nylon or steel), mandolins, ukuleles, banjos
  • Strings - Violins
  • Keyboards - Lightweight portable keyboards
  • Percussion - djembe, doumbek, bongo drums, bell set
  • Soft instrument cases made for any of the instruments on this list

 

Will my instrument donation be added to the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library?

  • The Library reserves the right to decide whether the instrument will be added to the collection.
  • Only instruments on the OPL’s wish list will be accepted.
  • Instruments that require major repairs may not be added to the collection.

 

Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?

We cannot offer tax receipts as part of this campaign.

 

What if I don't have an instrument, but would like to make a financial contribution?

Please consider donating to the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association: https://www.fopla-aabpo.ca

 

Questions?

Please contact InfoService at 613-580-2940.

Comments

Great idea!
So, do you want a LEFT handed electric guitar. Yamaha basic model you know black and white thing (with a case) ?
I can take it to Vanier or Rockliffe location.

Thank you for your reply, Joanne! However, we are not accepting electric guitars at this time. As mentioned above, here are a list of instruments and accessories that are on our wish list:
• Guitars - acoustic bass, acoustic guitars (nylon or steel), mandolins, ukuleles, banjos
• Strings - Violins
• Keyboards - Lightweight portable keyboards
• Percussion - djembe, doumbek, bongo drums, bell set
• Soft instrument cases made for any of the instruments on this list

Could you please clarify what instruments you want? Do you only want instruments on your "wish list"? What about a flute?

Hello -- may I repeat my question? Exactly what instruments do you want? Only those on your "wish list"? Hello?

Hi Campbell475. Yes, you are correct. We are only accepting the instruments on our wish list at this time. Thank you!