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.
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