Hi, Shula, I just bought my first one a couple of months ago, at Spaw's recommendation and love it. Never played one before, but it is really easy. I am already playing at the local hospice.
We are fortunate to have Jean Ritchie as a member of the Mudcat now, under the name kytrad. I started a thread when I got mine and there is all kinds of information on them and good books, as well as a couple of really neat postings by Jean. It is Finally Found My Instrument!
Spaw recommended Jean's book, The Dulcimer Book, and Larkin's Dulcimer Book by Larkin Bryant. I bought both and have enjoyed them very much and learned a lot.
I love the dulcimer because of the drone and also the different modes you can play in. Some songs can sound very medieval, which I really like.
I hope you find much enjoyment with yours.