A ‘Library Of Things’ In Olneyville Square

What a great idea: The Providence Library of Things is a cooperative lending library for the things we only need once in a while. Sometimes you need a tool for a one-time project, but you don’t want to invest in a whole new tool. Or maybe you suddenly need a badminton set. Sarah Summers of PVD Things provided some details:

We’re a volunteer-run cooperative tool library that recently opened in Olneyville Square. We have power and hand tools, cooking equipment, electronics, camping equipment and other ‘things’ that can be shared across the community. Anyone can join with a sliding-scale dues payment, and check out up to five items at a time for 1-2 weeks. It’s that time of year when everyone needs a power washer.

And just look at all The Things! Everything from a hammer to a table saw . . . or maybe you need crutches and a box cutter! Keep an eye on their calendar for useful and fun events like the hand-sewing workshop coming up at 1pm, Saturday, May 20th.
Come learn the basics of hand sewing with Co-op member Jen! She’ll be teaching us how to hand sew a pouch out of felt. All materials provided.

The organization opened at the Library Court location last October, right in Olneyville Square on the RIPTA bus line surrounded by the library, the Dirt Palace, Fête Music Hall, and close enough to the New York System to smell “delicious hot wieners this summer.” I like these people.

Folks are on site Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm, and Saturdays from 11am to 2pm.

6pm to 8pm, Wednesday, May 10, PVD Things, 12 Library Court, (directions)


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