VIDEO: Camden County Opens Tool Library


CAMDEN COUNTY - Gardening just got a whole lot easier for residents of Camden County.
"You know, we’re always thinking outside the box to help our residents," said Jonathan L. Young, Camden County Freeholder. "This is just a great way to change the carbon footprint of the County. We’re just trying to do our part.”
Starting today, the Camden County Office of Sustainability has opened their Tool Library for any residents to come and get whatever they need.
“If they need it for a day, if they need it for two days, they let us know how long they’re going to use them, and they bring the tools back when they’re finished with them,” said Young.
This small Tool Library is officially open for business. At no charge, residents can visit on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Whether it’s snow equipment, leaf removal, or small tools for around the house, the Tool Library is rapidly growing with choices.
“We’re trying to make it, as long as being sustainable in our county, which we’re a champion of, we also want to try and save our residents some money as well," said Young. "So, instead of going to different rental stores to rent their tools, they can just come here and get them on the honor society, or honor policy rather.”
Camden County is the first in the state to have a sustainability department and their programs like this one are helping the County become more environmentally friendly.
To register for a Tool Library Membership, visit the Sustainability Center in the Lakeland Complex of Blackwood.

SNJ Today is a Southern New Jersey news and information source based in Millville, New Jersey that is dedicated to providing current stories related specifically to South Jersey.