Gearhead Garage Sale raises $671 for CPO’s Tool Library


Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ Tool Library was the grateful recipient of funds raised at this year’s Gearhead Garage Sale, thanks to the hard work of a local organization, the Bearded Betties, and devoted Tool Library volunteers. The sale raised $671, which will be used for the purchase of additional tools, including a new tiller and pressure washer to supplement these high-demand items, and essential supplies to keep all our tools in good working order. Thanks to those who donated, organized and worked at the sale, as well as our customers.

In October, the Tool Library relocated from its home at the Neighborhood Resource Center to the small shed at the north of the property. We’re looking for new temporary quarters to house the library until the opening of the O’Reilly Center of Hope. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions of space to offer, please email

Along with a lending library, the Tool Library also runs quarterly Fix-It Fairs in partnership with the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. The next Fix-It Fair will be Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. This is a great opportunity to get those items you’ve set aside repaired and ready to use. For the first time, we’ll also be offering short how-to sessions on 3D printing, clothing mending and care, and basic bicycle care.

For more information about the Tool Library or to become a member, visit The Tool Library is available by appointment only October through March.


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