A new innovative library has been launched in Powys.

Llanfyllin has launched a new Library of things in the RDC building to help residents save money by offering a borrowing service for a variety of products.

The new Library of Things launched with a celebratory event in the RDC building on St David’s Day.

Chair of BRACE, Lesley Sweet welcomed the opening of the Library and said: "We're really excited about bringing a Library of Things to Llanfyllin - huge thanks to the volunteers who have made it happen.


“It's crazy to waste energy and raw materials producing something that is going to be used once and sit in a cupboard forever more. Library of Things help the planet as well as saving us all a small fortune."

The library will work in a similar way to a book library. This will see a Library of Things will allow residents “to borrow small tools, toys and equipment for a week at low cost”.

Available items include garden hand tools for £1, work lights for £1, a hot water urn for £2, a food processor for £3, an electric jigsaw for £3, a wallpaper stripper for £4, portable dehumidifier for £4.50 and a carpet cleaner for £10.

BRACE members will also have free access to books about sustainable living and horticulture.

Objects for loan can be viewed online at https://benthygllanfyllin.myturn.com/library/inventory/browse and booked for collection when Library of Things opens on Fridays at 5-7pm.

There is a phone number available for those without IT access: 01691 239232.

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