Tool Wish List

Top priority Large air compressor (5+ gal) Air compressor hose (extension) Miter Saw (regular and/or compound) Auger Planer Car jack Car jack stands Air hammer kit Cold chisel CAN/OBD reader (computer codes) Great to have   Corded Mini Tiller Corded Trimmer Leaf...

July 29: Halifax Tool Library Ideas Dinner

On July 29, the Halifax Tool Library is inviting North-End residents of all backgrounds to an Ideas Dinner to discuss how we can use these tools to: 1. support the projects of existing groups, and 2. create new hands-on ways for people to participate in improving...

Crowdfunding a Wild Success!!!

Our crowdfunding campaign reached completion on May 10th and we raised $10,011. Thank you Halifax! We’ve now begun to make concrete plans for our opening (sometime in June) and we’re all super excited. We’ll keep you posted...
A new home, and new opportunities

A new home, and new opportunities

As those of you who have been following our work over the past months, we recently completed a successful crowdfunding campaign, raising over 125% of our goal of $8000. This means that we are now able to make a formal offer to move in to a new space just off Almon St...

The question of space

So, a big question for all of us lately has been, “Where will this tool library be located?” Well, friends, we are excited to say that we think we’ve found our home-to-be! Located on Almon St, just north of Robie, we’ve found a space of nearly...

Where we are now

The Halifax Tool Library has lots of momentum. Here is the timeline: November 2013 – February 2014: The public engagement campaign has been going to prominent locations throughout the city. November 2013 – now: Our social media campaign has attracted...

Mobile engagement bike trailer

If this tool library is to be Halifax’s, we need to hear from residents on what kind of library they need. But how do we get people talking about something that does not yet exist? By building something that represents the ethos of the Tool Library and taking it...

Tool Library?

It’s what it sounds like: a library to lend tools. How many drills are sitting unused in Halifax basements right now, and how many need a drill today but don’t have one? How many people need to learn how to use tools? How many would like to teach them if there...