Welcome to the University Heights Tool Library
Nickel City Indie Market - Right in the Heights
Join the Nickel City Indie Market EVERY FOURTH FRIDAY from 6-10PM at our Community Space at 9 W. Northrup Place (right next to the Tool Library).
Nickel City Indie Market is a group of local artisans and crafters with skills and talents ranging from jewelry making, book making, and textiles to metalworking, painting, and handmade soaps and lotions.
Buy local and check out the Community Space, available for use by anyone in the community!
Day of Service
We're excited to be partnering with University at Buffalo for their first ever MLK Day of Service!
On Monday, January 20, 2014 volunteers will mobilize to turn Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action.
Some of the projects volunteers will be working on at the Tool Library include:
1. Sorting and organize donated tools
2. Photo cataloging/labeling tool inventory
3. Renovation work in our Community Space
Feel free to stop in and lend a hand!
Revised Hours of Operation!
Did you know the Tool Library is staffed entirely by volunteers?
If you are interested in volunteering a few hours of your time please email, call, stop in or fill out the volunteer application on our website and we’d be happy to work something out!
Success - Light the Heights
Thank you to everyone that made our 2nd Annual Light the Heights initiative a success! Special thanks go to Miranda Real Estate for sponsoring the event and to St. Joseph University Parish for the overwhelming amount of donations. Through the help of residents and UB students, we were able to decorate 10 storefronts along Main Street.
Our hope is to grow the initiative every year to include additional businesses, storefronts, and business districts. By facilitating the reuse of donated lights and decorations (as opposed to buying new) we can prevent these items from ending up in a landfill, while also building community among residents and business owners.
A Year in Review
Did you know the Tool Library does more than just loan out tools? Check out our annual report to see some of the projects we've worked on in the community.
Got an idea or project you'd like to see implemented in your neighborhood? Let us help you get it off the ground!