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The Tool Library re-opening Saturday with social distancing measures

Posted at 5:33 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 17:33:14-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Time to kill in quarantine can lead to the tackling of long overdue home projects. But that outdated room or broken chair might need more than you’ve got on hand. The Tool Library’s reopening can help provide a solution.

“A lot of people are out of work. You might not have 200 dollars to drop at Home Depot,” president and founder Darren Cotton said. “The Tool Library is kind of that opportunity to lower the cost barrier for people looking to do these sorts of projects.”

Cotton and his team of volunteers have set up an online ordering system which allows members to pick up any of the tools they have and borrow it for a week. Once it’s returned, each tool has its own quarantine.

“One of the biggest things is that 72 hour window where we’re going to just let tools sit in the ship before being returned to the inventory,” Cotton said.

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, COVID-19 can only survive for three days on surfaces. The Tool Library will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.