Music is in the air in Haringey after pianos were installed in each of the borough's nine libraries.

All of the libraries will now be home to the digital Casio GP-310 - a model that was selected for its high sound quality and weighted, wooden touch-sensitive keys that make it as close as possible to playing a traditional concert piano.

Unlike traditional pianos, however, these ones are equipped with headphones to ensure that budding musicians don’t disturb other library users when they play.

The pianos, along with benches, headphones, castors and protective covers, were procured by Haringey Music Service in partnership with the Libraries Service. Casio provided support to Haringey Council to help with purchasing the instruments.

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The pianos are free to use for all Haringey library card holders, and time slots of up to two hours per day can be booked online.

Haringey councillor Zena Brabazon said: "We know that access to musical instruments and education can have a transformative impact on children’s lives. But all too often this is a privilege that families on lower incomes struggle to afford.

"This is such a creative project, where our libraries offer everyone an opportunity to enjoy and play music. A big thank you to everyone who made it happen."

If you are a Haringey Libraries member, book your piano session today at or by speaking to a member of staff.