Hey folks!! This is just a note to ring in the equinox, and thus fruit pressing season.
You may be aware that we have two fruit presses at the shop, which are available for members for free, as they are A-class tools. What you may not know, is that due to their high seasonal demand, we place a 3 DAY LIMIT on how long they can be borrowed for, and we have a RESERVATION system in place for them.
So to be clear: VTL members can come and borrow a cider press for free, for three days at a time. We have a reservations sheet, and you can get your name on there and we will do our absolute best to ensure it’s here when it’s supposed to be. Occasionally tools come in late, and once in awhile they get double booked, so we recommend calling in advance to confirm your reservation and pick up time. Please be kind to the volunteers in the shop during this busy time, as without our volunteers we wouldn’t be open to lend tools at all.
As always we can be reached at 604 568 8071.
Please view our WorkSafeBC Covid Safety Plan here.
The Vancouver Tool Library is reopening Saturday May 2 for regular shop hours.
It is with great excitement that we announce our plan to reopen the shop! We took this time to do some spring cleaning and painting, and get things ready to come back better than ever!! After much deliberation and careful discussion, we have come up with a plan that we believe will protect our volunteers and members, while opening our doors and enabling you to get the tools you need to complete various projects during these trying times.
In order to build our library back up, and disinfect our inventory, we will be open for returns only on Tuesday April 28, Wednesday April 29, and Thursday April 30 from 4:00 – 8:00PM. Members are encouraged to bring back any tools you currently have out, and there will be no late or extension fees applied for time out over the shut down.
On Saturday May 2, we will open for regular shop hours and resume operation as usual. There will be some changes to how we run, in the interest of keeping everyone safe:
1. Only one person will be allowed in the shop at a time. We would suggest coming prepared with a list of what you’re looking for, or calling ahead to speed up the process. If you’re uncomfortable entering the shop, the volunteer at the desk will gather the tools and place them at the front door for you.
2. Please line up in front of the shop along the hash marks placed on the ground, and maintain the recommended social distance of 2m or 6″.
3. Payment by credit or debit card preferred, but we will continue accepting cash if necessary as we would like to limit barriers to accessing our tools.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our manager Laine Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay safe out there!!
Hello VTL members past/present/future!!
We are following the news and reports on the COVID-19 situation, and it’s really heartening to see that all our social distancing measures are having an impact and indeed “flattening the curve” to some extent! It’s really important that we recognize what good these efforts are having, as we all know they certainly haven’t been easy to implement.
The VTL Board of Directors and management are in constant contact, and monitoring the situation carefully. At this point we have decided to remain closed for now, and are uncertain when we will re-open. It is our hope that it won’t be too much longer, but we care about our community and will do everything we can to keep our volunteers and members safe.
Tuesday Work Space hours at the Wood Shop Co-op are postponed indefinitely, and credits will be applied to make up for these dates. All tools will be renewed with zero extension fees or late charges. Please contact our general manager Laine Hughes at email@example.com if you have any questions or comments.
Keep on social distancing, and together we will get through this!!!
COVID-19 AND THE VTL
It is with heavy hearts we announce that the VTL is effectively shut down until April 1st at the earliest. The VTL Board of Directors is in constant contact and keeping aware of all the updates from the CDC, and the provincial and federal governments.
We hope to open back up as soon as possible!
For now, all workshops are postponed until further notice, and those with tickets can get refunds or credits toward the future version of that workshop. Tuesday Work Space hours at the Wood Shop Co-op are also postponed, and credits will be applied to make up for these dates. All tools will be renewed with zero extension fees or late charges. Please contact our general manager Laine Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments.
We truly appreciate all your support and hope you’re keeping well during this difficult time.