Bonus: Hem and Hammer

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Bonus: Hem and Hammer

This final bonus feature shares two stories from borrowers who were inspired by the Things to brush up on their practical making and mending skills.

If you've enjoyed this series there are several ways you can show your support:

  1. Tell your friends and encourage them to listen! Let us know what you'd like to hear in the next series
  2. Visit Library of Things, sign up, borrow, and tell your welcoming host how you heard about the organisation
  3. Go to iTunes or your podcast app of choice, rate and review!
  4. Give a small amount to Producer Maria's GoFundMe campaign to help her continue creating

Thanks for listening, we hope to back soon!

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#4 Growing Together

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#4 Growing Together

The final episode of this series looks back at how Library of Things, and the community who uses it, has developed over the past year. How are volunteers and borrowers building their confidence and learning new skills, and what does the future hold in store for the organisation?

Since recording this episode Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has pledged £3000 to help launch a second Library of Things, in Crystal Palace. If you'd like to learn about starting a Library of Things in your area, sign up to Bootcamp!

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#3 Improving Spaces

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#3 Improving Spaces

Our third episode share stories from people using Library of Things to look after their homes, gardens, and the planet. How can a rake reinvigorate a volunteer, and why is it important to lend only the most durable, high quality items? 

Every Saturday we release a bonus feature to accompany that week's episode. Hit subscribe below so it downloads automatically, and learn more about some of the amazing, proactive organisations mentioned in this episode.

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Bonus: For All Generations

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Bonus: For All Generations

Some of the best stories that came out of Maria's interviews were about family life. Today's bonus feature shares a gem from top borrower Mirela about how she motivated her kids to tidy up with a little help from the Things.

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#2 Breaking Bread

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#2 Breaking Bread

This week we consider something that brings people of all ages and cultures together. Discover why Kath's house smelled amazing for a week, and why David's son Melvin is excited about visiting Library of Things.

We've had some lovely feedback from listeners on the first episode and bonus feature. If you're enjoying these stories please rate and review us on iTunes, it really helps spread the word!

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#1 Making Connections

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#1 Making Connections

We kick off the series with an exploration of community. How is Library of Things connecting neighbours? And can it help solve the problem of loneliness in our capital city?

Each episode in this series is accompanied by a bonus feature. This week's bonus explains more about the borrowing model and the larger sharing economy. Keep an eye out for it, or hit subscribe on your podcast app to never miss an episode.

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One year after opening our doors....

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One year after opening our doors....

...We're ready to launch our own podcast series!

Produced by Maria, the four-part series shares stories from our wonderful borrowers and volunteers, and will launch on 23rd August.

Hear how Kath and her children made a loaf of bread every day with the bread machine, and how our living roof both looks after the environment and provides entertainment for visitors. 

The series kicks off with an exploration of community, how Library of Things is connecting neighbours, and if it can help with the problem of loneliness within our capital city.

Subscribe and download from iTunes here, or search in your android podcast app for Library of Things Podcast. The first episode will be released on 23rd August.

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