Share Salisbury, a not for profit venture, hope to provide Salisbury with a Library of Things.
What is a Library of Things? It’s a library, but instead of being full of books, it’s full of ‘stuff’, useful stuff like home electrical items, gardening tools, children’s toys, hobby items, camping gear and so much more.
There are a number of these Libraries of Things popping up all over the UK in places like Frome, Bath, Glasgow and Oxford and Share Salisbury liked the idea so much they want to bring Salisbury it’s own.
Sharing instead of buying new promotes a circular economy whilst providing access to items that may have previously been unaffordable, only required for a single-use and/or impractical to store at home. We would like to be accessible to everyone within the community so will be offering reduced-cost membership plans for people on a low income.
They are hoping to raise a minimum of £5,000 to get this community venture off the ground. Although the more money raised, the greater the variety of things that will be available to borrow!
There are many benefits that a library of things will bring these include:
– Reduces social inequality at a local level
– Reduces waste going to landfill
– Saves your home from clutter
– Saves you money
– Is good for the environment
– Enables you to try new hobbies
You can support this amazing project on their crowdfunding page – https://www.gofundme.com/f/share-salisbury-a-library-of-things