Frome community organisations SHARE have helped through loans and use of our space.
17Dec
How SHARE Helps Frome Community Projects
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Since the library of things opened in early 2015, it has served the community in a lot more ways than individuals borrowing things for their use at home. SHARE’s members include many businesses and organisations in the local area. Thanks to our huge inventory of DIY and events equipment, our community enterprise has been a crucial resource for many more projects that support our values of spending less, wasting less, and strengthening community ties.

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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.

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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 and Saturdays from 10am until 12 noon.

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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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Gazebo #1
07Sep
Gazebo #1
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NB: Two parts to carry (frame & canopy)

Pop -up 3m x 3m gazebo shelter. NB: The canopy is black, not beige as in photo.

4 sides for this gazebo (2 with windows) available to hire alongside. Click here to view.

*This item is heavy, 15kg*

This item was purchased with funding from The Naturesave Trust, funding environmental, conservation, and community renewable energy projects throughout the UK.

£25 Deposit required

NOT FOR USE IN WET AND WINDY CONDITIONS NOR TO BE LEFT UP OVERNIGHT.

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Bell Tent
07Sep
Bell Tent
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Nylon Bell Tent

Suitable for camping, parties or events!

Large tent, approx 3m diameter. Quick and easy to put up: 1 pole in centre, 1 at entrance, plus pegs all round. There is no flysheet with this tent.

August 2018 – New set of pegs added. Tent condition: The tent has now been borrowed many times and is not in great condition but perfectly usable. It has been repaired on-the-go with gaffer tape in at least six different places, and there are some ink marks on the interior. The tent was sprayed with re-waterproofing spray to help keep it weatherproof, but it would not be the best tent if camping with a family in the rain.

£25 Deposit required

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Badge Maker
07Sep
Badge Maker
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Pin badge making machine. Create badges for a party or just for fun!

Includes cutters for 25mm button badges and 66mm larger badges.

25mm button badge pieces are available to purchase at £5 for 30 pieces.

19 items are included with the badge maker and must all be returned. An image displaying the 19 items can be found under ‘additional image’ on the left.

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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.