Our current economic situation poses the immense challenge of increased costs of living, driving, and eating; of high and consistent unemployment; and of precarious work. When expenses increase and revenue can’t keep up, we must cut costs, or get creative.
Ever start a "do it yourself" garden or home reno project only to run into a situation where you need some type of tool but don't want to shell out the money to buy it for a single use? There's now a means to acquire said tool without making the big purchase.
Ian Froude, St. John's Tool Library founder, said in a news release, “We know that a tool library can result in dozens of new neighbourhood projects; thousands of dollars saved by individuals and families; thousands of pounds of food produced in backyards; and significant reduction in landfill waste. The possibilities to strengthen families and communities are endless.”