Monday, November 16, 2009

Library Tools

In general, it's safe to say that libraries strive to meet the unique needs of their patrons to the fullest extent possible. Most are able to provide services that are created in response to a consistent or emerging need that has become apparent in the local community - not unlike the Main branch applying some of the new computers solely toward patron online job searches, or many RPL branches providing free computer courses.

But the Oakland Public Library Temescal Branch takes this concept one step further. In response to the Oakland Hills Firestorm in 1991, the library created a Home Resources section to help residents with their rebuilding and repair after the disaster. A tool-lending library was created with the help of volunteers and staff, and has seen increased funding and growth over years of service.

To borrow, all you need is your Oakland Public Library card, and proof of residence. How fantastic is that? Yet another reason to join your local public library - you never know how much we can do for you until you check us out!

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