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Donations Sought for Albany Tool Pool

If you're planning to clean out your garage or shed, consider donating extra tools to the city's new Tool Pool.

Has the native flora in your backyard grown waist-high, but you really don’t want
to own a weed wacker? Have turkeys permanently defaced your power drill? Are you circular-saw impaired?

The City of Albany Recreation & Community Services Department is starting
a tool lending library—Albany Tool Pool—so that we can all share those
tools we only need every once in a while.

Tool lending libraries work like regular libraries, except you don’t read the tools, you use them instead. Tool lending libraries give the community access to needed tools, without people having to purchase and store such things. Albany Tool Pool will provide low-cost access to tools, foster sustainability, and build community through sharing. All good, right?

Donations are now being accepted. Drop off your extra hand tools, gardening
tools, working power tools or anything your neighbors might need for
do-it-yourself home improvement projects.

Donations are accepted at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany.

The Albany Tool Pool opens in August.

--Information submitted by City of Albany

christopher papazoglow May 09, 2014 at 03:14 PM
"I thought this article was about Donations Sought for Albany Tool Pool and not the Bulb." Seriously. You wanna keep going on about "Amber" and/or "The Bulb", or whatever, the place to do so is on your blog (start your own if you haven't already).
thorn May 09, 2014 at 07:14 PM
>> Albany should partner with el Cerrito, Kensington, and Richmond to form a new tool lending library<< considering the respective populations, this is a good idea although i would leave Richmond out only because it is so large and should form it's own. Berkeley has a good, large tool lending library but we also have over 100,000 residents- Not to say joining Berkeley's is the worst idea, just seems unlikely. Unless I am reading this post wrong, Albany basically has the library space just not enough tools yet- joining with Kensington and El Cerrito, both close by and also smaller sized might help get the extra tools and interest in borrowing needed to make it worthwhile. //// as far as Albany "sending it's homeless to Berkeley", well you left out "BACK" (they came from here first) and you all still kept the biggest pain so we got no complaints.. Christopher after Amber leaves a comment that is a definitive example of trolling, you have two options- ignore, or pile on.
christopher papazoglow May 09, 2014 at 08:33 PM
Gee, thorn, i didn't realize that i needed ''instruction" in how to treat Amber's comment(s), and in how limited "my" options are. Thanks for the 'lesson' !
thorn May 11, 2014 at 05:33 AM
hopelessly trolled. well done// comic irony. yeah, you really only have two options and you keep choosing pile on.// you could have ignored me....... /sigh

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