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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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Bonus: What About Peer to Peer?

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Bonus: What About Peer to Peer?

In this week's bonus episode co-founder Emma looks at the sharing economy, peer to peer lending, and explains why Library of Things have chosen to operate from a physical space.

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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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#3 Improving Spaces

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#3 Improving Spaces

Our third episode shares 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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#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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