Efforts are underway to establish a Library of Things on Bainbridge Island. Island resident Gilian Engelson is holding an open meeting on Monday,
, from 7-8:30pm at the Bainbridge Public Library* for anyone who is interested in being involved in the nascent stages of this project. Gilian describes the endeavor as follows:
The goal of the Library of Things is to act as an accessible repository of shared goods for the community to borrow. A recent BI Facebook survey showed that over 92% believed a Library of Things would be a valuable resource, with home and garden tools, recreational equipment, entertainment items, kitchenware and toys being the top five categories of items that residents would want to borrow.
There are well over 300 tool libraries and libraries of things in the world. Community resources and activities on Bainbridge like Zero Waste's Tableware Lending Library, BI Parks and Recreation’s Gearbank, the Rotary Auction, and Helpline's medical equipment lending library are all amazing and well loved examples of our community's penchant to share, reuse, and offer affordable access to goods. Is our island ready to expand on these through a Library of Things?
If you are interested in becoming involved or learning more about the Library of Things, please contact
attend the meeting on December 16.
This project is not affiliated with the public library but will be created as an independent non-profit entity.