SHARE Christmas Display
16Nov
Make Christmas Merrier with SHARE!
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SHARE Christmas Display

The SHARE Christmas Window Display

Around 5 million tonnes of waste – both recyclable and not – is created around Christmas in the UK every year, equivalent to 450,000 double decker buses. At SHARE we want to do our small part in reducing this number by encouraging borrowing from our growing selection of Christmas items.

Save yourself money and storage space by borrowing our 6ft artificial Christmas tree from £3 per fortnight, covered in pine cone and berry decorations. Or steady your real tree (which can be recycled!) with one of our 3 tree stands.

Go for a new look this Christmas with one of 6 sets of baubles and decorations available to borrow. Choose from traditional red and gold, cool silver and blue, or bold pink and green bauble sets. Plastic and glass baubles can’t be recycled, so reusing or borrowing them is the best thing to do. If baubles aren’t enough, add some extra glamour to a Christmas gathering with a festive staircase garland from just £2 for 2 weeks!

Looking for more ways to reduce waste over Christmas? Here are our top tips:

    1. Wrap wisely.

    Check any wrapping paper you use is recyclable, as metallic and glitter papers have to be thrown in the household waste. Go a step further and give gifts in reusable gift bags, wrap them in fabric, or even put present in an extra gift of a homemade tote bag of you’ve got the time and skills. (Did you know we have 5 sewing machines at SHARE?)

    2. Make your own natural Christmas decorations.

    Christmas decorations such as wreaths can be made fairly quickly and easily at home, even with twigs and sprigs from your own garden. Once the festive season has passed, natural decorations like holly and ivy can be recycled in green or garden waste, and any DIY tools you’ll need are likely to be available to borrow from us.

    3. Buy local produce and get baking.

    Reduce plastic packaging and support local business by buying from local greengrocers, butchers and bakeries that use little or no plastic. Consider making festive cakes, biscuits and other treats at home to reduce packaging waste and delight friends and family. If your kitchen is sparse, SHARE has everything you need from bread makers and food mixers to cake pans and casserole dishes.

    4. Don’t just throw it all back in the attic.

    Once Christmas is over and the tree comes down, save yourself the headache of sifting through a dozen boxes of Christmas stuff next year by taking the time to sort through it. Fix or recycle broken strings of lights, take stock of leftover cards and wrapping paper, and put aside what you won’t use again for donation. If SHARE can’t take your items for our inventory, we may be able to sell them to raise funds or advise you on where to donate them.

    If you’d like to reserve items to guarantee you have them over Christmas, please contact us, reserve online or pop into the shop. Happy holidays!

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Sports & Games
14Nov
Sports and Games at SHARE
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Sports & GamesSports & Games is one of our ten categories of items here at SHARE:Frome Library of Things.

At the time of writing we have over 40 items in the Sports & Games category including cricket and badminton sets, scooters, a trampette, a snakeboard, various other indoor and outdoor games plus juggling clubs and a big hula hoop!

To view all 10 categories browse our inventory.

If you’d like to sponsor this category and have your business advertised with every item borrowed from within it, as well as inside the shop and on our window, please get in touch with us.

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Music/Media/Audio-Visual
13Nov
Music/Media/Audio-Visual @ SHARE
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Music/Media/Audio-VisualMusic/Media/Audio-Visual is one of our ten categories of items here at SHARE:Frome Library of Things.

At the time of writing we have over 40 items in the Music/Media/Audio-Visual category. We’ve got various musical instruments, recording devices, amps, pedals, tuners & PA systems, projectors and screens and more.

To view all 10 categories browse our inventory.

If you’d like to sponsor this category and have your business advertised with every item borrowed from within it, as well as inside the shop and on our window, please get in touch with us.

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Leisure & Camping
12Nov
Leisure and Camping with SHARE
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Leisure & CampingLeisure & Camping is one of our ten categories of items here at SHARE:Frome Library of Things.

At the time of writing we have 118 items in the Leisure & Camping category. Everything you need for camping trips (tents, beds, lights, sleeping bags, folding chairs, stoves etc.) plus a barbecue, cool boxes, wet suits, buckets & spades, hammocks, portable modems and much more.

To view all 10 categories browse our inventory.

If you’d like to sponsor this category and have your business advertised with every item borrowed from within it, as well as inside the shop and on our window, please get in touch with us.

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Kitchen Equipmenet
11Nov
Kitchen Equipment @ SHARE
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Kitchen EquipmenetKitchen Equipment is one of our ten categories of items here at SHARE:Frome Library of Things.

At the time of writing we have 65 items in the Kitchen Equipment category, including Bread Makers, Juicers, Dehydrators, Ice Cream Makers, Electric Hobs, Blenders, pots, pans, tins and tea urns, crockery and cutlery, and a Preserving Kit and a Popcorn Maker!

To view all 10 categories browse our inventory.

If you’d like to sponsor this category and have your business advertised with every item borrowed from within it, as well as inside the shop and on our window, please get in touch with us.

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Household & Garden
10Nov
Household & Garden @ SHARE
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Household & GardenHousehold & Garden is one of our ten categories of items here at SHARE:Frome Library of Things.

At the time of writing we have 85 items in the Household & Garden category from carpet cleaners to car polishers, heaters to hoovers, dog cages to drain unblockers, log makers to lights, massage tables to metal detectors … you get the idea!

To view all 10 categories browse our inventory.

If you’d like to sponsor this category and have your business advertised with every item borrowed from within it, as well as inside the shop and on our window, please get in touch with us.

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Gardening Tools
09Nov
Gardening Tools at SHARE
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Gardening ToolsGardening Tools is one of our ten categories of items here at SHARE:Frome Library of Things.

At the time of writing we have 77 items in the Gardening Tools category, including all of the standard tools you’d expect to in a garden shed plus items such as a leaf blower, garden fence sprayer, hedge trimmers, strimmers, garden shredders and, of course, lawn mowers! Oh, and did I mention the wheelbarrow?

So if you’re getting green fingered or sprucing up your outdoors, let SHARE be the source of those items that can help your outdoor space flourish!

To view all 10 categories browse our inventory.

If you’d like to sponsor this category and have your business advertised with every item borrowed from within it, as well as inside the shop and on our window, please get in touch with us.

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Events
08Nov
Plan your Events with SHARE
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EventsEvents is one of our ten categories of items here at SHARE:Frome Library of Things.

At the time of writing we have 118 items in the Events category from sound systems to bunting, disco lights to projectors, crockery to drinks dispensors … and even a smoke machine!

So if you’re throwing a party or planning a bash, be sure to use SHARE to save you money whilst putting on a great show!

To view all 10 categories browse our inventory.

If you’d like to sponsor this category and have your business advertised with every item borrowed from within it, as well as inside the shop and on our window, please get in touch with us.

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DIY
07Nov
DIY at SHARE
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DIYDIY is one of our ten categories of items here at SHARE:Frome Library of Things.

At the time of writing we have 231 items in the DIY category. As well as all of the hand tools, power tools and DIY accessories you could think of, the category also includes things such as ladders, cables and more obscure items such as a floor nailer and a high pressure washer.

Working with pipes? This section includes a pipe cutter, a pipe blocker and a pipe bender!

A sack truck, a plastering kit and wallpaper steamers are further examples of the wide array of items in this section.

Most of the hand items in the DIY category are free for 2 day borrows to standard and subscriber members.

To view all 10 categories browse our inventory.

If you’d like to sponsor this category and have your business advertised with every item borrowed from within it, as well as inside the shop and on our window, please get in touch with us.

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Baby & Children
06Nov
Baby and Children at SHARE
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Baby & ChildrenBaby & Children is one of our ten categories of items here at SHARE:Frome Library of Things.

At the time of writing we have 53 items in the Baby & Children category from Reusable Nappies, High Chairs and Bed Guards through to Scooters and Roller Blades via toys including a Mini Trampoline!

To view all 10 categories browse our inventory.

If you’d like to sponsor this category and have your business advertised with every item borrowed from within it, as well as inside the shop and on our window, please get in touch with us.

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Arts & Crafts
05Nov
Arts and Crafts at SHARE
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Arts & CraftsArts & Crafts is one of our ten categories of items here at SHARE:Frome Library of Things.

At the time of writing we have 36 items in the Art and Craft category from Badge Makers to Peg Looms and Oil Painting Kits via Glue Guns and Guillotines.

To view all 10 categories browse our inventory.

If you’d like to sponsor this category and have your business advertised with every item borrowed from within it, as well as inside the shop and on our window, please get in touch with us.

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SHARE Frome Skill Swap Board
02Nov
Skill Share
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Did you know? … SHARE is not limited to sharing physical items amongst our thriving community. Oh, no, far from it! -We also have a Skill Share Noticeboard in the shop.

If you have a skill you’d like to offer for free to other members of our community come and post it on our noticeboard!

While you’re there see what other people are offering and benefit from mutual sharing.

From therapies to fixing, computer skills to languages, the more skills we share together, the stronger we are as a community.

SHARE:Frome – A beating heart in our thriving community!

SHARE Frome Skill Swap Board

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SHARE your happy stories!
01Nov
SHARE Your Story!
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SHARE your happy stories!We’d love to hear your happy stories of borrows and experiences at SHARE!

Either head to our Contribute page and click the ‘Tell Your Story’ button to let us know, or share the story on your social media timeline and remember to tag us in the post.

If you have accompanying photos with your stories then be sure to include them as well!

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SHARE runs on MyTurn, processing securely payments via Stripe
31Oct
New and Improved System
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Over the summer we’ve transitioned to a more sophisticated system here at SHARE.

While previously we were a cash only outfit with a slightly laisez-faire approach to late returns on items, we have now implemented a system which processes payments by card that is making the whole operation a lot more efficient.

The change not only allows us to process your transactions quicker, but also means late fees are automatically collected. It may sound punitive at first, but rather than being such it actually just means we get more items returned punctually. This leads to fewer disappointments for members who hope to borrow an item which is supposed to be returned on a given date.

Indeed, we’ve already found this to be working successfully. Items are being returned on time a lot more often, and there are far fewer cases of other members being let down by a previous borrower.

We encourage all of our members who have not yet converted to the card payment system to come in and do so. It’s very simple and once you’ve converted there’ll be no more standing around waiting with your item while we process your transaction. You’ll simply come in, ask for your item and we’ll hand it over and click a button to accept your donation.

By encouraging more punctual return of items and creating a better-respected system, the items you reserve will be likely to be in stock ready for you to pick up on the date you have requested. Winners all round!

Our system is created by MyTurn and payments are securely processed using Stripe.

SHARE runs on MyTurn, processing securely payments via Stripe

Late fees are charged to encourage borrowers to return items so that all borrowers have as much variety of choice as possible. The income from these late fees, along with other income, goes towards the running of the shop.

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SHARE Wish List
30Oct
What We Want (Baby You Got It?!)
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SHARE Wish ListWe’re always looking for new and improved stock at SHARE. If you have items you think would be a good addition to our inventory then please do let us know.

We have a wishlist page which is updated with our most wanted items.

Similarly if there’s an item you’d like us to stock that we don’t have then send us a request and we’ll add it to the wish list.

You can contact us on our shop phone during opening hours (07983639611), drop us a message via our contact page or pop in when we’re open: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays between 10am and 4pm.

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New: Free Borrows!
29Oct
New: FREE borrows!
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New: Free Borrows!All members on Standard and Subscriber membership packages now benefit from free borrowing at SHARE!

Any item that is priced at £1 in our inventory can be borrowed for free by members on these packages.

Free borrows are valid for 2 days (or 3 if borrowing on a Friday and returning on Monday).

Around 10% of our total inventory is eligible for a free borrow, mainly from our DIY and Gardening Tools categories.

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View our full inventory.

The average drill is used for only 13 minutes in its entire lifetime.

What if, instead of buying that drill, you could borrow one from a neighbour you have never met before?

Welcome to SHARE:Frome!

Our thinking is that too much money nowadays is spent on ‘stuff’. Things are used for a short space of time and then spend most of their lifetime locked away in a shed, kitchen, garage etc.

Spend Less, Waste Less, Connect More!

Our aim is to get people spending less, wasting less and connecting more. And by doing this, help people to save money, reduce carbon and waste, and cultivate a happier, more resilient community.

SHARE is a community space for Frome, tailored to local people’s needs. A place for people to borrow objects, share skills and connect with others, in a welcoming and fun environment.

Click here to view items you can borrow/hire/rent from SHARE.