Deceomber News: holiday closures, a membership drive, and more!
Vancouver Tool Library

December News

In this newsletter...
  • Holiday Hours
  • Featured Tool Projects
  • Tool of the Month Updates
  • Big Thanks
  • Membership Drive 

Shop Hours

Please note our holiday closures! The following regular hours resume January 3rd:
4 - 8pm
Thursday: 4 - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm 
Sunday: 10am - 3pm 

Happy Holidays from the VTL!

It's hard to believe it's been five months since we opened our doors back in July. Time has flown by, and it's been awesome for all of us involved with the VTL to begin to get to know our members, our neighbours, and our tools! We've got some big plans for the coming year, but before we get there, we're taking a little time out to relax over the holidays. The shop will be closed from December 23rd - January 2nd, and regular hours resume on January 3rd. Here is your monthly dose of VTL news to enjoy until then.  

Featured Tool Projects on the VTL Blog
We've started a new series on the VTL blog in which we feature one of our members and the projects that they've been using our tools to complete. We hope they'll provide inspiration for your own projects, and some inside perspective on what impact the VTL is having beyond the doors of our shop. Take a look at our first one, about our member Tony's complete renovation of a Vancouver Special. We're currently looking for more members to feature, so if you'd like to get your project a little publicity, please get in touch with us via email to Caitlin at

Tool of the Month
Thanks to everyone who participated in November/December's tool of the month fundraiser for a wheel truing stand! Fundraising has now closed and we will be purchasing the truing stand in the new year - keep an eye out for it in our inventory when we re-open after the holidays.

We're launching our January tool of the month fundraiser today, and like last time, it all starts when you cast your vote! By mid-January, we'll start fundraising for the tool which receives the most votes. In the running this time are: a mini drill press, an electric hedge trimmer, and a multi-positional ladder. Get involved by casting your vote here!

Many Thanks 

We owe many thanks to all the people and organizations who have helped us get this far. This month in particular, we would like to thank Ten Thousand Villages and everyone who came out to the fundraiser held at their Commercial Drive store last month. Thanks to your purchases, and their generosity, we were able to raise over $400 for the VTL! 
VTL Membership Card

Membership Drive - Refer a Friend!

Throughout January 2012, we're encouraging all current members to refer their friends and family to the VTL. As a thanks to you for helping to spread the word, we will add one month to the duration of your annual maintenance fee for every new member that signs up after your referral! Remind the new member to drop your name when they sign up, and we'll add the free month to your account. 
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