GTL – Rebuilding Together – 2020 Membership Drive

A World Where Communities Find Joy In Sharing In the last four years, the Guelph Tool Library has gone from a small, grassroots working group run by a few volunteer, to an incorporated not-for-profit with over 1000 tools, kits and appliances available for borrow. We have over 500 members, and we have processed almost 9,000 Read more about GTL – Rebuilding Together – 2020 Membership Drive[…]

V. Adam Kasper, Reconciliation, and the Russian Mafia

(listen here) Hi! Welcome! If you’re reading this, thanks for poppin’ by. It’s been a few weeks since I released an episode. I’m still figuring out the ropes here, pretty much every aspect of this podcast is new to me, and I can be a slow learner. Thank you for your patience. A lot has Read more about V. Adam Kasper, Reconciliation, and the Russian Mafia[…]

THE GUELPH TOOL LIBRARY HITS THE AIRWAVES TO STAY CONNECTED WITH GUELPHITES

When COVID-19 hit in early March, the Guelph Tool Library understood that our entire model of community support was, essentially, for the birds. Operating out of a school board-owned location, we had less than a week to prepare for our enforced closure. With no street entrance and with schools remaining closed into the fall, when we can Read more about THE GUELPH TOOL LIBRARY HITS THE AIRWAVES TO STAY CONNECTED WITH GUELPHITES[…]

Guelph Tool Library Goes Virtual

The Guelph Tool Library is helping the community stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic with new virtual programming. “Our whole mission is surrounded in a world where people receive joy in sharing. But without being able to share physically, we still want to be able to maintain that connection. It’s so important right now,” says Read more about Guelph Tool Library Goes Virtual[…]

Guelph Tool Library to Temporarily Close

Guelph Tool Library to temporarily close amid COVID-19 Concerns for a minimum period of three weeks, amid current COVID-19 concerns. As the GTL operates on Upper Grand District School Board property, the facility is subject to the same rules and regulations regarding closures as all publicly funded schools in Ontario. Effective Friday, March 13th at Read more about Guelph Tool Library to Temporarily Close[…]

Guelph Zero Waste Festival

On Saturday, August 10th, community members are invited to gather to celebrate sustainable living at Guelph’s first Zero Waste Festival.   The Guelph Tool Library will present the festival as part of their Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed Grant. The organization was awarded the grant in the fall of 2018, and will continue to offer their Read more about Guelph Zero Waste Festival[…]

The Crow is Leaving the Nest

Guelph Tool Library is becoming an Incorporated Not-For-Profit Organization The Guelph Tool Library is pleased to announce that it is becoming an incorporated not-for-profit organization commencing Thursday August 1, 2019.  The project began in August 2016 and has expanded to a full service tool library with over 375 members, 700 plus tools and appliances in Read more about The Crow is Leaving the Nest[…]

Book Donation Program at Re:Purpose Fest

I recently wrote to Wilma Alexander, who runs the book donation program we are supporting.  She sent me this wonderful letter on the program. We are collecting books for the program at Re:Purpose Fest – Saturday June 29, 2019.  John Dennis,  Guelph Tool Library Coordinator.   Hi John, I’ve delivered 311 boxes of books since I Read more about Book Donation Program at Re:Purpose Fest[…]