Canada will soon have its first Library of Things

The organization behind the Toronto Tool Library has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for Canada’s first Library of Things. Like a book library, a library of things lends out things like games, DVDs, espresso machines, camping equipment, snowboards, sleds, and yes, tools. In other words, the Toronto Tool Library will be undergoing an upgrade. Calling it The Sharing Depot, they say that

The Sharing Depot will work just like the Public Library and Tool Library – a membership gives you access to hundreds of things you’d love to use once in a while but just don’t want to own. Sharing necessary items with your community is so beneficial: it saves money, de-clutters our homes, strengthens our communities and is better for the environment. We’re #RicherWhenWeShare!

However, they need money to get it off the ground. $30 000 will go towards rent of a location, renovation, and acquisition of things to stock the library. The fundraising campaign was started just 5 days ago and has already raised $5000. They are asking for individual contributions of 5, 10, or 100 dollars (or more, if you’d like). Go to the Indiegogo page if you’d like to contribute. As their hashtag says, we’re richer when we share.

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