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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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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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Reminder: Holiday hours

As previously posted, the West Philly Tool Library will be closed: Christmas Thursday, December 24 (Friday, December 25) Saturday, December 26 New Year Thursday, December 31 (Friday, January 1) Saturday, January 2 Please note, our normal business hours are: Monday

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Tool Library Threads: T-shirts in and sweatshirt sale

An order of our super soft, tri-blend t-shirts are hot off of the South Philadelphia presses. Like our memberships, we sell tee-shirts on a sliding scale: $15-$20. Our sweatshirts, both crew and hooded, are on sale, too! Originally priced at $40,

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Give to the Tool Library today and be entered to win a lifetime membership

As you know, the West Philly Tool Library is an invaluable resource to so many Philadelphians. The Tool Library helps members make repairs to their homes and gardens, helps organizations with large projects, and helps public school groups build playgrounds

Posted in Fundraising

We want to hear from you! Lawnmower vs. Push mower

At the Tool Library, during spring and summer months, our lawn mowers are used heavily. With a small staff and a limited budget, it is often challenging to keep up with the repairs and maintenance that our mowers need. A

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Holiday Hours

Mark your calendars, because, this holiday season, the Tool Library will be closed for: Thanksgiving Thursday, November 26 Christmas Thursday, December 24 (Friday, December 25) Saturday, December 26 New Year Thursday, December 31 (Friday, January 1) Saturday, January 2 Please

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Roundup: LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day

Saturday, November 14, was the City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation’s LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day. This year, Tool Library tools were used by neighbors of Barkan Park (49th & Spruce) and by neighbors of Cedar Park (50th &

Posted in Member project

Roundup: West Philly Tool Library community photography project

Yesterday, West Philly photographer, JJ Tiziou set up shop in the Tool Library and captured the faces of our members. Saturday’s event was an opportunity to connect with members and to hear how the Tool Library impacts their lives. From Cami who

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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.