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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

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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 &

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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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Upcoming event: Community photography project with JJ Tiziou

The West Philly Tool Library is pleased to announce that we are teaming up with JJ Tiziou, talented West Philly photographer and mastermind of the PHL Airport mural, How Philly Moves. Together, we will use photographs tell the story of the West Philly

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Member highlight: City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s Junior Farmers

If you are reading this blog, the term “tool library” may seem self-explanatory, but, when you explain it to someone who has never heard of the concept, you see their imagination begin to turn. Their eyes narrow and their gaze drifts

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Closed Monday, September 7 for Labor Day

We will be closed Monday, September 7 for Labor Day. Be sure to check out the tools needed for your weekend projects on Saturday. Have a safe weekend!

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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.