BLUE HILL – After 34 years, the Bagaduce Music Lending Library has outgrown its old location.
“We needed to expand,” said Executive Director Martina Herries. “And that’s exactly what’s going on here. We are moving, yes!”
Almost like a living museum, the library in Blue Hill houses over a million pieces of sheet music. And with music of all genres, the organization has a big reach.
“We have what people want, all around the country and in 28 foreign countries,” said Herries.
Adding new titles daily, the organization needed a bigger space. So on Tuesday, they packed up and moved to a new location.
“The nice thing about what’s happening here is that we were donated a new space,” Herries said.
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library now has a new home on South Street. Even though it’s less than five minutes away from the original location, member of the organization still say it’s an emotional move.
“It’s a big exciting day for the library'” said Bagaduce Chorale member and supporter Michael Hewes. “This is a very unusual organization, there’s not too many music libraries in the world that do what we do.”
While the physical library is closed, the organization is still open, even working through the move itself.
“There’s always a lot of commotion here,” said volunteer Kurt Stoll. “This was probably the only moment in the calendar year of the library where [a move] of that magnitude could happen.”
Volunteers say this next step is vital to continue spreading music around the world.
“You don’t want the future not to hold these kinds of quality musical items,” said Herries.
Now that the move is complete, the organization is looking for volunteers to help unpack. Anyone interested can call the Bagaduce Music Lending Library at 374-5454.