Station North Tool Library (SNTL) is a community hub and tool-lending library based in the heart of Greenmount West, the neighborhood Four Twelve Roofing calls home.
The Tool Library (Est. 2013), has access to 2,000 tools, 25 classes, a public woodworking shop and has become a valuable resource within Baltimore City.
A HISTORY OF STATION NORTH TOOL LIBRARY
Over the many hours we have spent at the Tool Library, we have come to appreciate the people behind this organization. They are normal people with big ideas, who have worked hard to see them come to life. They have become our friends and we wanted to share their experience with you through our blog.
This is Piper. And behind Piper is John (her husband). Piper and John are Co-Founders of the Station North Tool Library. They are dog lovers – in fact – that is part of their story. They met while living in Greenmount West and used to have their dogs pull them through the neighborhood on their skateboards. People started stopping them, asking how did two people get so crazy as to cruise through this neighborhood getting pulled on four wheels by their pups.
As Piper and John got to know the neighborhood, they recognized a need. Neighbors throughout the community would tell them about their projects – community gardens, home renovations – all these people had the need for tools and more importantly, education and skills to use these tools.
The Station North Tool Library started as a small operation, renting tools out of a small shop front. Today it has evolved into 2,000+ sqft of space with a full woodworking shop , offering a variety of classes in carpentry as well as courses in home maintenance.