Introducing: New Online Tool Library Discussion Forums

ToolTime2Here at the Tool Library, we’re constantly being asked for advice on how to fix things or what’s the best tool to use.  Or we’re being asked to recommend a great electrician or carpenter or mason.

While we’re always happy to help, we know that the real knowledge lies not with us, but with you, our members.

That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’ve just created a new online West Philly Tool Library Discussion Forum.  You can access it by going to our website and clicking the “DISCUSSION FORUM” tab at the top.

In the Discussion Forum, you can create a new question (we call them “topics” online) or post a reply to someone else’s question.  And while you’ll be asked for your name and email address, that’s just to verify that you’re a real person.  You do not need to sign in.  Your email will not be posted online.

We don’t know yet whether this is going to work.  Will enough people post to the forums to keep it active and worth checking out?  Will it be overrun by spam or negativity?  That’s why we’re setting this up as a pilot project.  We’ll evaluate it in a few months, and if it works, we’ll keep it.  If it doesn’t work, we’ll pull the plug.  No harm, no foul.

One other thing.  Do you have a suggestion about how to make the Tool Library better?  Make sure you post it in the Suggestion Box forum.  The Tool Library Steering Committee and Librarians will be checking the Discussion Forum regularly.


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The West Philly Tool Library loans tools to community members so they can perform simple home maintenance, tend their yards and gardens, build furniture, start projects, and learn new skills in a safe and affordable manner.