Working on a home project, need tools? Even amid COVID-19, the Denver Tool Library is ready to help

Posted at 6:24 AM, Oct 13, 2020

DENVER — Whether it's a small project around the home or a full renovation, many of us don't have the right tools nor can we afford them. That's where Denver Tool Library comes in.

"It’s like a book library, but instead of checking out books, you check out tools," said Denver Tool Library founder Sarah Steiner.

Steiner said they've helped everyone from new homeowners, someone taking up a new hobby, or even a startup construction company.

"We’ve helped some of those companies grow, which is exciting to see," Steiner said of helping the startup companies.

For $100 per year, a member can checkout tools and like a library, return it when they're done.

"We want to be able to provide this to people of Denver so they can improve their lives and make the changes they want to make without breaking the bank," Steiner said.

Joe Hankin became a member in March. Like many during quarantine, he decided to do some home renovations.

"It’s been a real useful service. Saved me a bunch of money," Hankin said of Denver Tool Library.

COVID-19 made Steiner and the tool library take a step back, forcing the service to go exclusively curbside and cancel their classes.

"We were teaching wood turning, welding, all sorts of woodworking classes back there," Steiner said.

Those classes were not only extra revenue, but also a time for comradery .

"Everyone would be working back here on their projects and I cannot wait until we can get that going again," Steiner said.

Steiner tells Denver7 donated tools are always welcome. For more information on how to donate, click here.