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West Philly Tool Library Celebrates Grand Opening

“West Philly Tool Library Celebrates Grand Opening: Tool Library on Woodland Ave loans tools to local residents,” Southwest Globe Times (March 27, 2008)  

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Check it out: A community tool library

“Check it out: A community tool library,” Philadelphia Inquirer (March 21, 2008)

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Tool Library Shockingly Not Yet in Existence

“Neighbourhood Town Watch: Tool Library Shockingly Not Yet in Existence,” philebrity.com (March 13, 2008)

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If I had a hammer

“If I had a hammer: The fix is in at the West Philly Tool Library,” Philadelphia City Paper (March 13, 2008)

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Fix on this

“Coalition Convo: Fix on this,” Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition Newsletter (March 2008)

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Friends of Clark Park Partners with Tool Library

“Friends of Clark Park Partners with Tool Library,” FoCP Newsletter (Winter 2008)

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Tool Lending Library Opens on Woodland Avenue

“Tool Lending Library Opens on Woodland Avenue: Local residents will be able to borrow tools from the West Philly Tool Library,” People’s Emergency Center CDC Newsletter (Fall 2007)

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A cooperative spirit is truly in the air

“A cooperative spirit is truly in the air: From Bike Church to babysitting groups, co-ops are catching on in the region and around the nation,” Philadelphia Inquirer (July 20, 2007)

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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.