How has the tool library made an impact on Baltimore’s neighborhoods and neighbors?
CL: If you come in to borrow a tool and you don’t know how to use it, there’s a good chance that … there will be somebody on the other side of the counter who can give you tips on how to use it safely. So, more than just a material resource, it’s also a knowledge resource, social resource, and it just creates a community. It’s a hub for people to gather around.
What kind of workshops do you offer?
LM: We have workshops and classes for all different skill levels and interests. A lot of our class programming is in woodworking … but we also have our homecare series. These are classes where you can come in and learn how to work on the systems in your home, from electrical and plumbing to drywall and painting. Another set of classes is about crafts like soapmaking, knitting and weaving.