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January 3, 2018

ROSE PEDA, director of the Sweet Home Public Library, assists Melody Windom, 12, with tuning an ukulele in the Teen Room. The library now has 12 ukuleles available for checkout.

Want to learn to play an instrument in this new year?

The Sweet Home Public Library is offering just that opportunity with its new ukulele program.

Based on the popularity of one of its programs last year, ukuleles are now available for checkout at the library.

"Libraries are now much more than just checking out books," said Sweet Home Library Director Rose Peda. "After a program that we had last year, there was a real interest in learning to play the ukulele."

Two instructors gave a workshop about a year ago on how to play the ukulele, Peda said, and people were able to see how easy to...

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