If you’ve been to one of our story times, you know that we often bring out musical instruments so that everyone (adults too!) can join the fun. Now we are excited to be able to offer instruments that you can check-out and take home, thanks to a generous gift from Glenna Spitze in memory of Megan Spitze. With 22 bags of instruments, we are sure you will find something to love! We’ve packaged many of the percussion instruments together, so that you can play with family, friends or a whole class. Not sure how to use musical instruments with children? We’ve included easy-to-use guides, compact discs and story books to encourage play and learning. (Our resident story time chicken - pictured here - is showing-off the egg shaker bag containing 48 egg shakers and a guide for using them with children.) For a complete list of the instruments available as a part of the Music Equipment Collection for Children, click here. Let us know what you think! –Elaine B.