After starting as a project with Transition Guelph almost three years ago, the Guelph Tool Library is now ready to fly solo as its own incorporated not-for-profit.
“Transition Guelph was critical for us as we started but we have reached a point where we need to take the next steps on our own,” said Guelph Tool Library Co-ordinator Emily Duncan in a press release. “It will allow us to respond quicker to our members and decide the direction of the organization.
“We are excited about the possibilities that this presents and we look forward to continuing to serve Guelph through our programming,” she added.
The Tool Library has grown from a small collection running on donations of money and used tools, to an operation that now has over 375 members, over 700 tools and appliances, and over 4,000 loans completed so far. It’s also branched off into several programs including the monthly Repair Cafe and the Guelph Seed Library.
The Guelph Tool Library will commence its non-profit status on August 1.
If you would like to hear more about the Guelph Tool Library, organizers appeared on an episode of the Guelph Politicast to talk about it back in January. You can download the episode here.