The Atwood Tool Library (ATL) is a not-for-profit, membership-based lending library that will circulate a collection of tools with the neighbors of Near East Madison.
For some of our members, the ATL will be a way of accessing tools they can’t otherwise afford. For others, it will be a means of pooling resources they are only going to use once in a while. The ATL is a way to reduce consumption, to connect communities and to learn from one another.
The types of tools we will lend out will be non-gas powered and pertain to home repair, bike repair, gardening and landscaping. Tools will be loaned out during open hours on a weekly schedule with the expectation that they will be returned a week later.