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July 23, 2021 - July 25, 2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Catharine Robb Whyte Building
101 Bear Street
Banff, AB T1L 1A1
Library of Things
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Library of Things Donation Drive

Friday, July 23, 2021

Help support our community and declutter your home by donating new or used items to the soon-to-open Library of Things. To populate the lending library program inventory sustainably, the Town of Banff and the Banff Public Library will be hosting a Donation Drive from July 23-25 at the Catharine Robb Whyte Building, 101 Bear Street, in the Pioneer Room from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. We want the Library of Things inventory to be built using second-hand items from the community to allow others access to useful, reused items that they would otherwise have to purchase.

Donation Wish List:

  • Hand tools - screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, wrenches etc.
  • Power saws - mitre, table, jigsaw, etc. 
  • Power drill and drill bits
  • Extension Cords
  • Levels small or large
  • Rafter and carpenter squares
  • C, F, Spring Clamps
  • Stud Finder
  • Ratchets
  • Hand saws
  • Utility knives
  • Spackling knives
  • Wire Cutters
  • Car Jack
  • Caulking Gun
  • Ratchet straps/moving straps
  • Gardening supplies
  • Bike repair/maintenance supplies - bike pump etc. 
  • Angle grinder
  • Soldering kit
  • Socket set
  • Various specialty kitchen items - pasta maker, standing mixer, dehydrator, vacuum seal, juicer, cake pans
  • Rakes, shovels, snow shovels
  • Ladders
  • Plumbing equipment 
  • Landscaping equipment - power tools by electricity/battery only, no gas powered

Items that cannot be donated:

  • Sports equipment with safety features such as climbing gear and mountain sports equipment
  • child and infant safety equipment (strollers, carseats etc.)
  • Items that can be accessed through local rental stores as these items will not be available to borrow from the library.
    • Ski and snowboarding gear
    • Bikes
    • Backpacking and camping equipment
    • Skates
    • Snowshoes

Donation Acceptance Guidelines:

  • Items must fall under one of our wish list categories
  • Gas powered tools or items containing hazardous waste will not be accepted
  • Item must work, be repairable or have parts that could be used for future repairs
  • Items must not be modified or missing key components (safety features, attachments)
  • Items must be cleaned and free of dirt/grime or cleaning agents
  • Donors must be able to unload and carry item to the drop off point

Please email with any questions regarding items that you would like to donate.