September 06, 2006
Reason I Love Libraries No. 1875
I'm no Bob Villa, but I am the proud owner of a couple of screw drivers, wrenches, a drill and a hammer. And for the most part, that's just fine. But sometimes, as when I'm getting ready to install a show at the gallery, I need a little something more. And being a garage-less urban guy, I haven't the luxury of collecting tools, nor the pleasure of borrowing from a friendly neighbor's stash. Which brings us to The San Francisco Tool Lending Center. Any SF resident, 18 years or older can go borrow (for free!) any tool they'd like from the Center's extensive holdings. They also offer workshops on proper tool use, as well as a reference library with books, magazines, and videotapes on all sorts of DIY and home improvement projects. Our friend Kate took advantage of a similarly brilliant institution The Berkeley Tool Lending Library, and her weeds have never been so finely whacked!