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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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Join the Energy Co-op & Support your Tool Library

The Tool Library and The Energy Co-op are excited to announce a new partnership. For every person that joins the Energy Co-op through a referral from the Tool Library, the Co-op will give the Tool Library $20. Why should you

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Anya & her son, Matt: “I think it’s a great opportunity that we have a Tool Library in our neighborhood. It’s a good family activity.”

OK, you may be getting slightly annoyed that we keep posting requests for year-end tax-deductible donations.  So this will be the last one. But we’ve got to ask one more time.  If you think that the Tool Library is a

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William: “The West Philly Tool Library is great.”

This past Saturday, the 990th member joined the Tool Library.  This year alone, almost 400 different members borrowed tools.   That’s an increase of 14% over 2010. Help us to continue to reach out to neighbors and community members.  Consider

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“I love this Tool Library. It’s been a great resource to me. I tell everyone about it.”

We’re putting the final touches on a new function that will allow you to go online and see all 3100 tools currently in the Tool Library inventory.  You’ll also be able to see which tools and checked in and which

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Subash: “It’s saved me a lot of money which I needed. It’s fantastic!”

In 2009, we loaned 3464 tools.  In 2010, we loaned 3604 tools.  And in 2011, we’re on target to loan about 4000 tools.  That’s 10% annual growth this year. Want to help us continue to grow and serve as a

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Larry: “If I had to buy all of those tools, I couldn’t have done the project. I wouldn’t have done the project.”

It’s been a big year for us: we’re finally settled in our new space, expanded our tool inventory, and streamlined our entire database system. In 2012, we are especially excited to launch a monthly Pizza and Power Tools workshop to

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Jane: “It’s a great place. It’s come in so handy. Everyone who works here is really nice.”

Did you know that Tool Library membership and late fees cover less than half of our annual costs? We try to keep our expenses low, but we have to raise over $800 per month to meet our expenses. Will you

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Consider making a tax deductible donation to the Tool Library today

Will you consider making a year-end tax deductible donation to support the work of the Tool Library? Your generosity will ensure that we continue to provide you and your fellow Philadelphians with the tools and know-how to see their project

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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.