Our amazing Tool Lending Library has gotten a little bit of well-deserved attention lately. The Washington Post published a great article about libraries across the country lending things other than books, and included Oakland Public Library.
From the article:
“We can’t be everything to everyone, but we can provide a lot of opportunities to people to try out new things,” Choate said.
That’s exactly what happened at the Oakland library following a 1991 firestorm that ravaged the Oakland Hills section of the San Francisco Bay area, destroying 3,000 homes and killing 25 people.
The library’s Temescal branch established a small