As my time on the library board is wrapping up, and as it’s clear that it’s not going to be practical for our library to add a tool library anytime soon (esp. given pandemic pushing spaace planning some time forward), I’m still seriously thinking about how we could possibly at least start something in the community through Maram Makerspace, that perhaps the library could take over at some point down the line.
If we were going to store and let people check out kitchen stuff (pans, molds, etc.), or board games, or crafting tools — what do I need to think about? There’ll be some breakage and wear, obviously. We’ll need space for storage (lots of bins?). Some kind of inventory and checkout system. What else should be simmering on the back burner of my brain?