A new pilot project will give Vancouverites the chance to take home everything from hammers to snow shoes, free of charge — as long as they return it within a week.
The Thingery is a new sharing project that set up shop in East Vancouver Saturday for one day to gauge the public's interest in a permanent library that would offer books, tools, sports equipment and more.
Founder Chris Diplock hopes it's here to stay. His long-term vision includes shipping containers nestled within Vancouver neighbourhoods that act as local lending libraries of "things."
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"We've got some types of lending libraries currently in Vancouver," Diplock told The Early Edition guest host Stephen Quinn. "The tool library, our book-lending library. But we really wanted to expand what we can share through our lending libraries."
Via Trudy Raymakers