The Station North Tool Library is a community hub and tool-lending library. With over 3,000 tools, 30+ different classes, and a public woodworking shop, it is a welcoming environment where people can be creative, foster a do-it-yourself attitude, and learn to work with their hands.
The Station North Tool Library (SNTL) is a nonprofit tool-lending library in the heart of Baltimore’s Station North Arts & Entertainment District. By providing affordable access to tools, skills, and work space, they have created a diverse and welcoming environment where anyone may learn to work with their hands. With a lending library of more than 3,000 tools and more than 1,000 members across Baltimore City, their Public Workshop provides members access to fabrication equipment and serves over 4000 students annually with 30+ types of classes from furniture making to home repair education.
Their vision is to provide innovative solutions to the need for access to tools, workspace, and learning opportunities. And their visibility and advocacy in transitional areas has ignited a new way to connect people across socio-economic divides by providing a place for all communities to congregate, share knowledge, and learn skills to positively impact our city as a whole.
“RWDF's innovative approach to funding makes it possible for visionaries and social entrepreneurs like ourselves to make dreams sustainable realities. Over the course of our first five years in operation, we went from a team of two artists with a vision and zero nonprofit experience to a full time staff of four, 40 volunteers, 15 teachers, and have become the largest and most successful tool library-makerspace hybrid in the country. None of that would have been possible without the mentorship and strategic planning support we received from RWDF.” - Piper Watson, Co Founder / Director of Operations