Updates on Project Funding

We are very excited to announce that the Charlottetown Tool Library has been awarded $5000 to put towards the cost of opening this summer - a fantastic result of our application to the Impact! fund in February. We have now also submitted an application to the  City of Charlottetown's Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Program which if funded, will help us to host "Micro-Workshops" at several community events during the summer. Keep your fingers crossed for us, and stay tuned for the workshop lineup! The last major portion of financing for this project will come from the sale of Tool Library memberships. We're not quite ready to sign up members, but I guarantee you'll know as soon as we are. Meanwhile make sure to: Add your name to our newsletter list. Start planning those summer projects. Invite…
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Are you a (Table) Maker?

We’re looking for a volunteer to build us two work tables. Design: Flexible Size: Approx 36-48″ wide x 30-36″ h Budget: $40-60 for the pair Timeline: May 20th or earlier We’re looking for a volunteer to finalize a design and build two folding work tables. If you want to send us a budget in advance of buying resources, we would be happy to reimburse you. (Sorry, we can’t pay for labour though.) The tables must be strong and steady, and will be used for a variety of purposes including: Project space in the Tool Library Workshop tables at events Display area at booths Contact us if this is the project for you! Bonus points for simple designs that minimize waste of resources. Here are a couple of ideas for the design…
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A Network of Tool Libraries?

One of the biggest challenges throughout the development of the Charlottetown Tool Library (CTL) so far has been the internal structure of the organisation. While it is clear that co-directors, Daniel Cousins and David Stonham share a common vision, differences in the paths that brought the two of them together have led to numerous conceptual approaches to the CTL. Over the past year, Daniel has put a lot of effort into building a maker community in Charlottetown. He hosts monthly maker meets and worked with the City of Charlottetown to deliver the first Fix-it Fair earlier this March. Daniel sees the CTL as a valuable first step towards opening a Makerspace in the city. David began to develop plans for a Charlottetown Tool Library independently of Daniel, following a period…
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