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Member’s Spotlight!!

We’re a community for you and because of you. If you live in or around Philadelphia and believe in the mission of the West Philly Tool Library, follow us on social media to learn more about upcoming events. And please

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Give the Gift of an WPTL Individual Membership This Holiday Season!!

  Not sure what to give your family and or friends this holiday season?  Well look no further as we have the perfect idea for you! Give the gift of an individual membership to the West Philly Tool Library! With

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“We’re a community for you and because of you.” What does that mean, well for the 2,500 members of the West Philly Tool Library (WPTL), those words mean everything. Established in 2009, the West Philly Tool Library has become what I like

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Who is Ready to Support an Amazing Organization This Saturday and Expand Their Collection of Tools at the Same Time?

 The West Philly Tool Library will be holding its fall tool sale and tool drive on Saturday, November 11th from 9am to 12pm at the Tool Library, 1314 S. 47th Street, Philadelphia (between Woodland and Grays Ferry Avenues). This is

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Mark Your Calendars!

Get ready to mark your calendars for the 2017 WPTL Fall Tool Sale!! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, November 11th from 9:00am to 12:00pm!!    

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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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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.