Auckland's first tool library opens it's doors.
The Auckland Library of Tools (ALoT) is a community project spearheaded by Amanda Chapman, Tom Greer, and a growing list of enthusiastic volunteers. The project is umbrellered by Grey Lynn 2030. ALoT members will have access to a wide range of tools and equipment for construction, wood and metal work, textiles, and gardening, as well as 3D design and fabrication. “By pooling our resources, we have access to material goods and reduce net consumption, cost, and the need to own and store tools”, says Tom Greer. In addition, ALoT hopes to create a community hub where people are empowered to learn, share and create, and perhaps even get to know their neighbours. Instrumental to this is our partnership with Hackland, an existing makerspace located in Kingsland.
ALoT had their official launch party on Saturday March 30th, to invite the community to check out the space and sign up for a discounted annual membership. ALoT has received a small grant from Waitemata Local Board, and tools and equipment have been donated by community groups and individuals. ALoT is still setting up their new space and sorting through these tools that have found their way to the library (and a second life!), but memberships and loans are open. Opening hours are Thursdays 5-8pm and Saturdays 10.30am- 3.30pm or by appointment. The current catalog of tools can be viewed on their website.
If you would like to volunteer, sign-up or donate tools, please get in touch-
48C Bond Street, Kingsland