If you’ve gotta buy on Black Friday, help the Library of Things out

As an alternative to the commercial Black Friday sales, we suggest you could buy used (but working) items from the Library – the money will help us, and so will the space we save.

Over time as we’ve accumulated things and learnt more about the needs of our borrowers, we’ve acquired items in the Library that we no longer need. In the spirit of not throwing things away, we are offering them for sale: see the list below.

Please email us at libraryofthings@shareoxford.org saying what you’d like and if you can come and collect the item(s) during our opening hours that would be great. Or we may be able to deliver… write and ask.

WHAT  PRICELOOK IT UP ON THE CATALOGUE
Cordless carpet cleaner – G-Tech. Very light weight, battery chargeableWithdrawn
PickaxeSOLD
Leaf-blower – blows leaves and sucks them (not at the same time). It has a bag to collect the sucked-up leaves.£10https://shareoxford.myturn.com/library/inventory/show/314030
Bike carrier – for one or two bikes on the rear of a vehicle. SOLD
Bow saw – approx 55cm wideSOLD
Edging shears – the kind with vertical blades, eg for edging a lawn.£5https://shareoxford.myturn.com/library/inventory/show/294740
Electric chainsaw – Performance PWR 1750CSASOLD
Heat gun – Wickes£6Not on the catalogue
Hedge trimmer (corded) – Challenge Hedgemaster 370SOLD
Extendable ladder (2 x 4m approx.)£20https://shareoxford.myturn.com/library/inventory/show/301293
Electric drill – Bosch GSB 12vSOLD
Horse-riding helmet – size 6 7/8£10https://shareoxford.myturn.com/library/inventory/show/319284
Ski goggles – Oxylane£5https://shareoxford.myturn.com/library/inventory/show/270217
Electric strimmer (battery-driven) – Challenge Xtreme£10https://shareoxford.myturn.com/library/inventory/show/379369
Petrol (2-stroke) strimmer – McCulloch TrimMac 210SOLD
Tool box – approximately 55 x 20 x 20cm with a carrying handle, and a removable tray inside£4https://shareoxford.myturn.com/library/inventory/show/287191
Tool box – approximately 36 x 13 x 13cm with a carrying handle£3https://shareoxford.myturn.com/library/inventory/show/291094
Socket set – KamasaSOLD
Steam mop – Shark ProfessionalSOLD
Shredder and laminator set (both A4) – Texet£15Not on the catalogue
   

Not locking down

Well, we weren’t sure whether we would have to pause like we did earlier in the year, but we don’t, so, like many others, we are doing click and collect – as normal, I guess. Please do go on using the Library. We have our Covid protocols and you don’t have to come into our space.

But, don’t forget that we also do delivery and collection.

Back SHARE-ing

We are re-opening the Library to borrowers from this Saturday (July 11th).

  • New opening times (Thursday and Saturday 12-6 only for now)
  • New membership – £5 (or more) a month, usable as credit against borrowing
  • Covid19-safe procedures
  • Trialling a delivery service

Been missing us? Get in here now then !

Fallen leaves all over the place

Maurice says:

“Don’t forget that the invertebrates that keep your garden healthy need somewhere to shelter for the winter. But they surely don’t need all those leaves that have fallen on the paths, lawns, patios. So if you need the kit to sweep them up, you could borrow one or other of our leaf-blowers. Or you could even go back to basics with one of our rakes. But either way, leave some leaf litter for the creepy-crawlies, do.” 

October is a beautiful month…

Freya says: “October is a beautiful month of autumnal colours and first frosts. Crisp, blue-sky days are the perfect time to tidy up and cut back in the garden. 

Why not borrow one of our garden shredders to help you turn that great pile of twigs, leaves, hedge cuttings, etc. to a manageable bulk for you compost bin or heap. Your garden will be spotless in no time.”

garden-mulcher shredder