Stirling M.I.L.L

Effective April 29th, 2019 the Stirling MILL will be closed temporarily while we restructure the operation.

During this period, instruments currently out on loan may be returned to the MILL on the date the loan is due. Unfortunately, no new loans or loan renewals may be undertaken until the MILL reopens.

All current Patrons will have the duration of their annual registration extended by the length of time our restructuring process requires.

We apologise for this interruption to our instrument lending program and anticipate reopening as soon as possible to continue serving our Patrons. We regret any inconvenience that may be caused.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

James Reid
Stirling MILL
613-395-3257
stirlingmill@xplornet.ca

The Stirling Musical Instrument Lending Library (M.I.L.L) is located on the upper floor of the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library. The M.I.L.L is open Tuesdays 3-6:30 pm and Saturdays 10-2:30pm or by appointment.

The Stirling M.I.L.L. lends musical instruments from our collection to residents of Belleville, Quinte West; Stirling, Campbellford and other villages, small towns and rural municipalities across Hastings & Northumberland Counties. Instrument loans are FREE and available to all M.I.L.L. Patrons. Patron Registration costs $30 a year.

The Stirling M.I.L.L is a big project, starting small and developing to serve communities throughout the area. It is built on grassroots involvement and participation, and volunteer contribution from many sources. Your support for the M.I.L.L, in whatever way you are able, will be appreciated.

Operating expenses, maintenance costs, materials and supplies for the M.I.L.L all cost money; financial contributions of any amount are always welcome.

The Stirling M.I.L.L welcomes donations for our collection of musical instruments and related equipment.  Such as:

  • Guitars (acoustic and electric): bass guitars, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles…
  • Keyboards, synthesizers, accordions…
  • Drums and percussion instruments (all kinds and sizes): drum kits, cymbals, cowbells, conga, djembes and cajons, tambourines and shakers
  • Electronics: amplifiers, pedals, mixers, speakers, microphones, cables…
  • Orchestral instruments: violins, violas, cellos, basses…
  • Band instruments: brass and woodwinds…
  • Accessories of all kinds: tuners, music stands, instrument stands, capos, drumsticks/brushes, music books, sheet music…

We can help you…

Borrow a musical instrument! Our collection includes guitars, keyboards, violins, flutes, trumpets and more, and it’s growing to meet the needs and interest of our community. Instrument loans for 4 weeks; an extended loan period is available for music students registered in school programs or private lessons.

Be part of this!

The Stirling M.I.L.L. is a big project, a not-for-profit organization to serve and build community throughout the area. We are built on grassroots involvement, participation and volunteer contribution from many sources. Your support for the M.I.L.L. – in whatever way you are able – is invited and welcomed. There are many tasks to be completed, large and small as we open the doors for this project. Opportunities for learning, and to share the skills, experience and ability you have to offer. Get in touch, we’d love to talk with you.

Supported by our community through…

Volunteer assistance for many tasks, large and small. Fundraising and financial contributions to help with start-up costs and operating expenses. Donations to our collection of musical instruments and related equipment. Any ‘under-appreciated’ instruments you may have – strings, woodwind, brass or percussion – will find a useful new home at the Stirling M.I.L.L.

Patron registration

Register as a M.I.L.L. Patron for borrowing privileges at Stirling Musical Instrument Lending Library. The cost is $30 a year. Instrument loans for 28 days. Maximum of 2 consecutive renewals may be available for any particular instrument. An extended loan may be arranged for a music student enrolled in a school program or private lessons.
You will need:
  • 18 or over (Parents/guardians are responsible for materials borrowed by those in their care under age 18.)
  • Registration fee: $30
  • Proof of identity (Photo ID: Driving License, Citizenship, Student ID, Passport, etc.)
  • Proof of residence within the M.I.L.L.’s Service Area*. (Recent business mail to your residential address, property tax documentation, lease agreement, etc.)
*Service Area:
The Stirling M.I.L.L. serves residents of:
  • City of Belleville
  • City of Quinte West
In Hastings County:
  • Township of Stirling-Rawdon
  • Municipality of Marmora and Lake
  • Municipality of Centre Hastings
  • Township of Madoc
  • Municipality of Tweed
  • Township of Tyendinaga
  • Town of Deseronto
In Northumberland County:
  • Municipality of Brighton
  • Municipality of Trent Hills
  • Township of Alnwick-Haldimand
  • Township of Cramahe
In Peterborough County:
  • Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen

For more information contact:

James Reid – Stirling M.I.L.L

stirlingmill@xplornet.ca

Jaye Bannon – Stirling-Rawdon Public Library

(613)395-2837, jaye@stirlinglibrary.com

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