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Library of Things to launch later this month

4 January 2024

Have you ever needed a tool or piece of equipment to do a job around the house or garden but don't want to buy something you'll never use again?

Our library in Buxton is lending a helping hand to Transition Buxton by hosting a 'Library of Things' which will be officially launched at 11am on Tuesday 30 January at the library on Kents Bank Road by Transition Buxton and Council Leader Councillor Barry Lewis.

There are more than 70 Library of Things across the country and the idea is that you borrow things that you only need occasionally rather than buying them. Items like carpet cleaners, hedge trimmers, drills, tents, pressure washers etc. It's a great way to save money and resources. 

Transition Buxton has been busy gathering items and recruiting volunteers. Items so far collected include electric jigsaws and drills, garden equipment, a projector, cat carrying box and a work bench. Maybe you have something to donate, or maybe you’d like to volunteer to help or come along to the launch and see what’s on offer. You’d be welcome to get involved.

There will be a charge of £5 for library membership, £2.50 for the unwaged. Donations to borrow items will be welcome.