Key new feature added to Rugby Library - The Rugby Observer

Key new feature added to Rugby Library

Rugby Editorial 7th Jan, 2024   0

A KEY new feature has been added to Rugby Library.

A digital grand piano is now available for anyone to play at Rugby Library and Information Centre.

The piano has been installed to encourage people to learn and develop a new creative skill, to tackle loneliness, and to improve people’s self-esteem and mental health.

No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome to have a go. Headphones are provided for budding musicians to tinkle the ivories privately, with a spare headphone socket so friends or tutors can join in and listen.




The piano has been installed to promote the library’s Music and Drama Services and partnership work with Warwickshire Music Hub.

Coun Yousef Dahmash, Warwickshire County Council’s spokesman for Customer and Transformation, said: “Engaging with music is a great way to improve mental health and overall wellbeing. It encourages concentration, enhances memory, and playing an instrument can often improve hand-eye coordination. It has also shown promise in delaying dementia and Alzheimer’s and serves as a powerful tool when tackling feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression.


“I encourage people of all ages and musical abilities to visit Rugby Library to have a go.”

Groups such as choirs, orchestras and drama societies can also use the Music and Drama collection service to hire multiple copies of vocal scores and play scripts, along with orchestral sets.

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/jointhelibrary for more information about Rugby Library and Information Centre.

This winter Warwickshire Libraries are offering a warm, safe space for residents to use. Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/librarieswarmwelcome for more information.

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