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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. 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:

 

Handtools

  • Toolbox with Common Tools
  • Safety Googles and Helmet
  • Level
  • Telescoping Ladder
  • LED Headlamp
  • Stud Detector
  • Electronics Repair Kit
  • Small Trolley
  • Mini Circular Saw
  • Multimeter
  • Extension Cord
  • Putty Knife
  • Paint Roller
  • Chisels
  • Socket Sets
  • Screwdrivers (Robertsons and Phillips — various sizes)
  • Wrench Set
  • Allen Key Set
  • Taping Knife
  • Construction Light
  • Saw (handheld)
  • Hammer
  • Drill Bit Set
  • Sanding Block

Sports Equipment/Games

  • Badminton Set
  • Pickle Ball Kit
  • Bocce Set
  • Croquet Set
  • Full Badminton Set
  • Stretch Bands
  • Hand Weights
  • Games (Croquinole, Carrom)
  • Baseball Set (gloves, bases, ball)
  • Tennis Set (raquets, balls)
  • Basketball

Sewing

  • Sewing Machine/Kit
  • Knitting Tools
  • Sewing Kit
  • Shoe Stretcher

Lawn and Garden Tools

  • Extendable Shears
  • Garden Trowel
  • Leaf Blower (mini)

Party Supplies

  • Coffee Maker/Urn

Camping Equipment

  • (Various) No Sleeping Bags or Tents

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

COMING SOON!

Newmarket Public Library will be opening up a Lendery in 2020! Visit their website for the latest updates.

Donate your things to help us build the Lendery inventory! We are looking for donations of gently used or new items that you would like to donate to help build the inventory of the Lendery. Newmarket Public Library will be accepting donations at the following locations on September 14, 2019:

8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Newmarket Public Library booth at the Newmarket Farmer’s Market
Riverwalk Commons, Newmarket
(corner of Doug Duncan Drive and Timothy Street)

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Newmarket Public Library
438 Park Ave, Newmarket

 

Our 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

 

While you’re anxiously awaiting the opening, please complete our survey and let us know what you would like to see offered at The Lendery.

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