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By Elizabeth I.

Earlier this year, EVPL presented an exciting opportunity for library users to check out ukuleles. Now, we’re back with more! We welcome everyone to borrow one of our hand-roll pianos. If this is your first time playing the keyboard, don’t fear! EVPL also has the resources to help you become an expert.

Image of a piano keyboard with a blue and green gradient with text that says borrow a piano keyboard from EVPL.

You may be asking yourself what is the difference between a keyboard and a piano? While a piano is merely an acoustic instrument, a keyboard allows for a power source to be plugged in, making it electric. The keyboard features lighter keys, as well. The hand-roll keyboards that the library has are even more unique in the fact that the entire keyboard can roll up to a small, portable size.

Here are some of the cool features our keyboards carry: 

  • Integrated speakers so you can automatically hear the songs you play
  • Convenient input for headphones, in case you need to play in peace
  • Sustain pedal function, allowing the notes to ring out longer
  • Ability to run on four AA batteries for up to 15 hours or be plugged into an outlet for continuous play-time
  • A keyboard size containing 61 keys for players at a beginner or higher skill level
  • 128 included tones such as harmonica, accordion, dulcimer, and fun ones like bird tweet and helicopter sounds

Keyboards are a great place for children and adults to explore their interest in learning a musical instrument. Here are some great resources to kick off your musical journey: 

Introduction and How-To

Find Inspiration in Famous Keyboardists

Online Resources

And finally, check out these famous covers featuring hand-roll keyboards!

To check out one of our hand-roll pianos, click here. They will have a 21 day lending period with the ability to renew three times. They can be checked out by adults and children! For more information or questions, visit our website, send a chat, or call us at 812.428.8200. 

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