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Closed for the Snow! – Today, 3/14

Hi Everyone, We’re closed today (Tuesday 3/14) due to the snow and ice! Stay warm and dry and we’ll see you on Thursday. ~The West Philly Tool Library Team

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Reminder: Winter hours

Finally, winter is really here! As a reminder, our winter hours are: Tuesday — 5:30-8:30PM Thursday — 5:30-8:30PM Saturday — 9AM – 3PM Come on by during open hours for shovels, or for the tools you need to start a new

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Closed This Week

The Tool Library will be closed this week for the holidays. We will resume Winter Hours after this week. As a reminder, the winter hours are as follows: Open Tuesdays: 5:30pm to 8:30pm Thursdays: 5:30pm to 8:30pm Saturdays: 9am to

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**New policy**

**NEW POLICY** In effort to streamline our processes, and in effort to take the absolute best care of our tools, the Tool Library is no longer allowing new members to borrow tools (hand tools or otherwise) until we reach both

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Have you been thinking of buying a cut off saw, but haven’t been able to justify the cost? Look no further! The Tool Library is selling two brand new cut off saws, for low prices! New Drillmaster 2 hp 14″ cut off

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April at the Tool Library: Tool sale & more!

2016 has already been a busy year for the Tool Library! We have made 1,788 tool loans, we have welcomed 57 brand new members, and we have hosted 4 tool demonstrations and 1 workshop! We are excited for the momentum, and we

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NEW: Wooden Window Workshop (March 26)

In Philadelphia, it’s common for homes to have wooden windows that are in need of attention. Join us here at the Tool Library on Saturday, March 26 at 3pm for the Tool Library’s first-ever Wooden Window Workshop. This workshop will

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UPDATE: CLOSED for snow: Saturday, January 23 and Monday, January 25

The West Philly Tool Library will be *closed* on Saturday, January 23 and Monday, January 25. >> But what about my tools that are due on Saturday? They will be due on Tuesday, January 26 (5:30-8:30pm). We are sorry for

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Member project: New life for an antique chair

This weekend, Aaron, a West Philly Tool Library member, emailed us to share how he had used our tools most recently. Aaron reported that he had acquired a beautiful antique empire armchair in great condition, except that the bottom was

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Member highlight: PowerCorps PHL

Since joining the Tool Library in March as an organizational member, PowerCorps leaders have become familiar faces at the Tool Library, regularly stopping by for our extension ladders, rakes, and extension poles. PowerCorps has used Tool Library tools to rehab

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When are we open?

Monday - Thursday:
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Where are we?

1314 S. 47th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143

We are in a warehouse on the west side of S. 47th Street about 200 feet south of Woodland Avenue.

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Who are we?

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.