AVLTL is having our Asheville Tool Library Grand Re-Opening & Fundraiser Aug 4, 2018 at our new space at 55 Southside Ave – only a few minutes from our former location on Church St! Please note we are closed until August 4.
“When Jay Miller moved into his current home in Asheville, he hit major snags. A renter all his life, he didn’t own any tools. His new house needed extensive repairs and he didn’t have the money to purchase expensive equipment just to use it once. Miller’s neighbor, Kara Sweeney, told him about a new project she and her friends were launching: a library of tools and equipment for members to check out and borrow as needed.”
Read the Asheville Tool Library Spring Newsletter
“Back in 2007 Nicholas Letts was living in Missoula, Mont., working for a small urban demonstration project that had a tool library on-site. “A tool library is exactly how you imagine a book library, but for tools,” explains Letts, who recognized how much value the Missoula library held for its community and vowed to bring the idea back to Asheville.”
AVLTL Events: Basic Tool Use and Pop-Up Repair Event.
Mike heard about the Tool Library through Facebook, wanted to contribute, and showed up at a Tool Library work day in March. His response to a question of his skills was, “I can fix almost anything.”
Remember, our tools are heavily used. Therefore, we generally are looking for high quality, contractor-grade tools. We need tools in good working order.
“Suppose you’re building a shed in your backyard. You have the space, the raw materials, and a general idea of how to do it yourself. It isn’t long, however, before you realize you’re missing something very important: the right tools. You could either ask a friend if you could borrow a screwdriver, hammer, saw, and whatever else was needed, or you could buy them….There have to be other options.”
AVLTL Grand Opening! Join us to celebrate the Asheville Tool Library opening! Asheville Tool Library Grand Opening Event Saturday April 9, 2-6pm 133 Church St We will have food, beer, and music. It’ll be a party y’all, so come on down,
“The price of tools is enough to stall any home project endlessly. And even for people who can afford tools, there are the problems of storage and cost/benefit analysis. After all, does the once-in-a-decade retiling of the bathroom really necessitate the purchase of a tile cutter?”