We’re really happy to now be sharing the Library of Things with the people of Oxford since our launch! You can find out more about how it works, and sign up, in our borrowing pages.
We had a great event on Saturday (16th) launching the Library of Things in Oxford. Such a lot of enthusiastic people, and loads of compliments about how well it was all organised, donations of items, offers of volunteering, and general good feelings, from us as volunteers and from those who attended. Thanks to everyone – and more pix to follow!
The cutting of the ribbon:
The Oxford Mail did a nice little piece about last Sunday’s Repair Cafe!
Out of 40 items brought for repair, 30 were made good, a total of some 100 kgs not going into incineration. Some other things will be repaired now their owners know what’s wrong and how. Items ranged from a pair of jeans to bikes and electrical and electronic equipment, tools and knives sharpened, no challenge unaddressed.
But most of all it was another fun day with lots of stuff revived, with lovely people, hopefully with some happy users of the event and all those fabulous volunteer repairers – thanks to them all! (And to Common Ground cafe for hosting us.)
Also this last weekend …
She also shared a BBC2 programme on the repair cafe movement – how cool to see the culture being revived in public awareness! https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/w3cswvrp
Definitely worth a listen (I just did).
Today at the Oxford Hub volunteer fair – lots of people promoting opportunities to do useful things and quite a few people coming looking for them. Had a few interesting conversations putting out the idea of sharing …
Just been sorting out the cargo bike that we now have for our own use but also to loan out – both fun(ky) and useful.