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NEW this March: Tool Demonstrations at the Tool Library!

The West Philly Tool Library is jumping into 2016 with a tool demonstration series that aims to build confidence when using our tools—no matter your prior experience with tools. Please join us in March in the Tool Library at the time and dates below

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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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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: 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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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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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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Late opening today (Mon, July 6)

Hi all, our tool librarian got a flat tire on his bike on his way to the Tool Library so will be a little late opening tonight (Mon, July 6).  Sorry for the inconvenience.

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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.