Borrow Tools from the Library

Have you ever wanted to take on a project but don't have the right tool and don't want to buy it for a one-time use? You can borrow tools for free from the library!

Would you rather garden while you avoid the dripping faucet in your kitchen?

Have you spent too much time worrying about how to change that light over the stairs?

Are you the keeper of the "family truck" who has been asked to help move "just one more thing"?

Want to tackle that small baseboard project but don't want to buy an expensive miter saw for such a small job?

Is that tree limb that keeps rubbing the house giving you nightmares?

Have an idea for a house or garden project and don't know where to begin?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then Empower Tools is for you.  Empower Tools is a tool lending library partnership between the Kenton County Public Library and the Center for Great Neighborhoods. It was originally started to help residents build their communities by tending to their gardens and their homes. 

The Library lends tools to Kenton County Public Library card holders.  We are located at 321 W. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in the Hellman Creative Center, the former Hellman Lumber Yard.

The Tool Library is open on Monday and Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. until 6:00p.m. on Friday's.

Take a look at our collection here.

Here are last year's most borrowed tools

Essential Tools You Will Never Need to Buy

List created by jallegrini

All you need is a Kenton County Public Library card to be able to borrow these and many other essential tools for your project. These are some our favorite and most popular items.

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Written by Julia Allegrini, former Janitor turned House Painter, turned Community Organizer, turned Librarian, turned Facilities Manager who is also an amateur archer and forager.  Feel free to stop by Empower Tools to find the right tool for your project or to talk about mushrooms and other wild growing edibles!