Are you building a fence in your back yard and in need of a post hole digger? The Ilion Public Library most likely has the 'how to book' needed to learn how to do the job, as well as the tools needed to finish.  It's part of the tool loan program introduced by library director, Travis Olivera.

"We looked around to see how other libraries are helping their community and we settled on a village tool loan program," said Olivera.  "Anybody who has a property or a rental and wants to make improvements, you don't necessarily want to buy a post hole digger to put in a fence." So, Olivera introduced the loan program where any member of the Mid-York Library Program can sign out tools like hammers, saws and wrenches free of charge.  In all, the library has about 50 tools currently available for loan and more are being added regularly.  Initially, Adirondack Bank donated $1500 to buy new tools and residents have also donated tools for the cause.

Check a complete list of available tools here.

Listen to Olivera's interview with Keeler:

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