We’re proud to announce new T-shirts with our bold new logo, designed by West Philly designer Sarah Gager. Come to the Tool Library to pick up a few. Or, order online here.
Purchase a t-shirt before December 15, 2013, and be entered into a drawing for a free lifetime membership. That’s right, every t-shirt sold before then will equal one entry. Purchase one ticket? Get one entry. Purchase eight tickets? Get eight entries.
Visit westphillytools.org/buy-a-tool-library-t-shirt for full details on the shirts and contest, and to order your shirts.
We’re selling these beauts for $15-20 (sliding scale.) Are you broke? We’ll take $15. Just got paid? We’ll take $18. Feeling supportive? Pay the full $20. (Feeling particularly generous? Here’s a link to our online donation page.)
- Printed on American Apparel Tri-Blend Track Shirts
- Made in Downtown LA; Printed in South Philadelphia
- 50% polyester / 25% cotton / 25% rayon blend
- Super soft, they already feel like your worn-in, favorite t-shirt
- Minimal shrinkage
- American Apparel Shirts are cut trimmer than many T-shirts. If you like a loose-fitting shirt you should consider buying a size larger than you normally wear. Check out the Sizing Chart to make sure you’re ordering the right size.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!
See you on Saturday.
We had a great time and brought in some great revenue!
A big thanks as well to the volunteers who helped us put the sale together, and to everyone who donated tools.
Do you have old tools lying around? Would you like some?
During the Fall Tool Sale & Drive on November 16, get your hands on some new-to-you tools for cheap, or make some room in your toolbox by offloading tools that you no longer use as a tax-deductible donation to the Library.
We’ll be launching our new logo soon, and thought y’all might want a preview. We’re pretty stoked with how it’s turned out. A huge thanks to West Philly’s own Sarah Lochrie for all of the hard work on this! We’re working on updating the website and our signs.
We’ll also be printing T-shirts! We’ll preview those when we’ve finalized the specifics, but trust us that they’re going to be really nice. You’ll be able to wear your Tool Library pride on your chest.
From the website:
“Vacant lots are everywhere in Philadelphia, but any place where a house once stood cannot truly be called “vacant.” Within the vacancies are stories: the stories of the houses that once were there, the stories of the people who lived there, the stories of the impact of the loss of the houses on the community, and the stories of the hopes and fears that the development of the lots engenders.
The House That Was Here is a site-based sculpture created by artist Maria Möller in collaboration with neighborhood youth and community members. ”
The House That Was Here runs August 3-August 30, 2013.
Opening Open House: Friday, August 9 from 11am-2pm.
Open House: Tuesday, August 13 from 6:30pm-7:30pm.
Open House: Saturday, August 17 from 2pm-5pm.
The August vacation season is upon us, so we’ve decided to cancel the normally scheduled 2nd Saturday Work Day this Saturday, the 10th.
So head down the shore this weekend and get rested up for our next 2nd Saturday Work Day on September 14th. We’re planning a sharpening party for that day. Hopefully we can put a (temporary) end to all of those sharp axes, pruning shears, and chisels. See you then!
Check out this nice feature in the Haverford alumni magazine that features Tool Library board members Michael Froehlich and Morgan Riffer.
In addition to giving the Tool Library a nice shout-out, the article says some really nice things about Philly. Worth a read!
The front of the building looks great, the socket sets have never been more organized, and the Tool Library is in great shape. Thanks! We’ll see everyone on August 10th for our next 2nd Saturday Workday.