There are more than 200 public tool libraries around the world, where people can borrow new and used tools from their community. Most major cities in the U.S. have such a library, but Chicago is not one of them.
Jim Benton and Tessa Vierk want to change that by bringing the first public tool library to the city. They’ve secured a space for the Chicago Tool Library in the Bridgeport neighborhood and plan to open its doors by July, if they meet their $25,000 fundraising goal.
Jim and Tessa join Morning Shift to talk about how they plan on bringing the Chicago Tool Library to life.
GUESTS: Jim Benton, co-founder of Chicago Tool Library
Tessa Vierk, co-founder of Chicago Tool Library
LEARN MORE: Need to borrow something? New tool library hopes to lend drills, saws … even slow cookers (Chicago Tribune 4/17/19)