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The Lendery

Lendery - A library of things

 

What is a Lendery?

A Lendery is like a library where you sign out things rather than books – things you need at the moment but don’t need to own. Your Lendery membership may entitle you to borrow a wide range of items including: 

  • Camping equipment
  • Party supplies
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Sports equipment
  • Tools
  • Toys and games
  • Yard/garden tools

Why Use a Lendery?

The Lendery can save you money, space and time.

  • No need to spend money on a new item
  • No need to find or make space to store the item
  • No need to spend time researching best brands and prices

Markham Public Library

Markham Public Library - Milliken Mills Branch

The first Lendery is now open at the Milliken Mills Branch of the Markham Public Library, located at 7600 Kennedy Road in Markham. Visit the library, or checkout the online catalogue to see full list of items.

Donate Your Things!

We need your help! Donated items will help us build our Lendery inventory. If you have any gently used or new items you would like to donate to The Lendery, please call (905) 513-7977 ext. 5336 to arrange a drop-off time. 

Our Donation Wishlist includes:

  1. Mini circular saw, hacksaws, powered handsaws (any kind of saws, we like saws here)
  2. Hammer drill
  3. Instant pot
  4. Little shovel
  5. Jumper cables (during harsh winter seasons)
  6. Clothes Steamers
  7. SAD lamps
  8. Small trolley
  9. Knitting tools
  10. Bluetooth speaker (for parties)
  11. Garden Tools: Extendable Shears
  12. Coffee Urn
  13. Level (different sizes)
  14. Chisel (set)
  15. Putty knife
  16. Stud Detector
  17. Paint Roller Extension Poles

Donation Acceptance Guidelines

  • Item must fall under one of our wish list categories
  • Item must either work, be repairable, or its parts can be used for future repairs
  • Must not be modified 
  • Items must not be missing key components (attachments, safety guard features, battery pack) 
  • Gas-powered tools are not accepted
  • Items must not contain hazardous waste (gas, oil, household cleaning products, pesticides, etc.)
  • Donors must be able to unload and carry their donations to the drop-off point
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Newmarket Public Library

The Lendery is now open at the Newmarket Public Library located at 438 Park Avenue in Newmarket. Visit the library, or checkout the online catalogue to see the full list of items. 

Donate Your Things!

We need your help! Donated items will help us build our Lendery inventory. If you have any gently used or new items you would like to donate to The Lendery, please call 905-953-5110 to arrange a drop-off time. 

The donation wishlist includes:

  • Small Kitchen appliances
  • Sports equipment
  • Outdoor games
  • Hand and Power tools
  • Lawn and Garden tools
  • Party supplies

Donation Acceptance Guidelines

  • Item must either work, be repairable, or its parts can be used for future repairs
  • Must not be modified 
  • Items must not be missing key components (attachments, safety guard features, battery pack) 
  • Gas-powered tools are not accepted
  • Items must not contain hazardous waste (gas, oil, household cleaning products, pesticides, etc.)
  • Donors must be able to unload and carry their donations to the drop-off point
The Regional Municipality of York en-US

Lendery in the News

Grand opening of the Markham Lendery City News

Grand opening of the Newmarket Lendery Newmarket Today





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