Library of Things' story
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Useful learnings from our research
It's really helpful to run for local educational programming and public events, helping people learn new skills or sharing skills as well as raising awareness.
Library of Things is an enabler, but local communities must take the lead if it's going to happen.
Choice of venue is key to success locally, and there may be opportunities to take up vacant high street space on a short term 'pop up store' basis.
Make sure that a centre has a sufficiently varied collection of Things (DIY, cleaning, gardening, hosting and hobbying) to appeal to a broad set of interests and needs, so that there is sufficient demand.