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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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New tools (thanks to generous donors) alert

#newtoolalert The Tool Library’s collection has grown in the last month. We have been overwhelmed by a number of generous donations that are of such value to our members. Of the donations, you have given us a new gauge for

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Summer tool sale: Saturday, August 1

You heard right. We are having another tool sale on our sidewalk on Saturday, August 1, at 9am. Just like last time, come at 9am sharp for the good pickings. And, who knows, another lucky person might find a googly-eyed tool!

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Closed Saturday, July 4th

For the holiday, the Tool Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4. Be sure to catch us before the long weekend on Thursday between 5:30 and 8:30pm. Have a safe holiday, and see you on Monday, July 6!

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West Philly Tool Library to sponsor University City Arts League summer class series

You read the headline right! We are sponsoring a Furniture R & R (Repair & Rehab) summer class series at University City Arts League (UCAL). Located in the 4200 block of Spruce Street, UCAL has been providing a welcoming space

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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.