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
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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
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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
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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
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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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High Pressure Washer
07Sep
High Pressure Washer
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To wash and clean cars, bikers and other outdoors equipment or garden patios, green houses, etc. This item has been loaned to us so please look after it.

Parts: – 2X Spray Nozzle; – Spray Gun; – Water Supply Hose;

– Water Bottle with Top; – Handle.

£25 Deposit required

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Ifixit Pro Tech Toolkit
07Sep
Ifixit Pro Tech Toolkit
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High Performance Toolkit for All Things Repair

  • The perfect toolkit for pros to average joes.
  • Contains all the poking, prying, gripping, lifting, ESD safety, and screw driving tools needed to service consumer electronics.
  • Completely re-engineered to provide all the tools that you need, and none that you don’t.

Kit Contents

  • Anti-Static Wrist Strap – protection for circuits against static electricity
  • Small Suction Cup – suction cup for holding onto things lacking handles
  • 3x iFixit Opening Tool – soft plastic prying tools
  • 6x iFixit Opening Picks – thin prying tool for opening electronic devices
  • Nylon Tipped Reverse Tweezers – to elevate and hold your work
  • Angled ESD Tweezers – ESD-safe, feature teeth for tougher grip
  • Blunt ESD Tweezers – ESD-safe, feature teeth for tougher grip
  • 2x Plastic Spudger – tough antistatic tool for a variety of purposes
  • Metal Spudger – for more powerful prying, scraping, probing, and poking action
  • Jimmy – handy tool for “Jimmy”ing open electronics.
  • Magnetic Pad – Holds tiny screws and parts during repairs
  • 64 Bit Driver Kit – all the bits needed for repairs on small electronics
  • Tool Roll – Durable and compact

Find out more about iFixit, who promote the right to repair, over on their website.

For some of the ways you might use this kit, browse their Repair Manuals for Everything.

The best way to keep electronics out of landfills is to keep them working longer.”

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

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Iopener Kit
07Sep
Iopener Kit
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Put the heat right where you need it!

  • A simpler and safer way to open a glue-laden device.
  • Heated in a microwave, the iOpener softens adhesive.
  • This kit is designed to service every generation of Apple iPad, but can also be used for many more devices.

Kit Contents:

  • iOpener
  • iFixit Opening Picks set of 6
  • Small Suction Cup
  • Tweezers
  • Plastic Cards
  • Spudger
  • Anti-Static Project Tray
  • Double-ended Opening Tool
  • Phillips #000, Phillips #00, Phillips #0, Torx T5, Sim Eject, and Magnetic Pickup screwdriver bits
  • Black 4mm Screwdriver Handle

Read more about iFixit, who campaign for the right to repair, over on their website.

To see how it works, take a look at the instructions.

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

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Tennis Ball Firing Machine
07Sep
Tennis Ball Firing Machine
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Lobster Elite tennis ball firing machine.

£25 DEPOSIT REQUIRED

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Electric Bicycles
07Sep
Electric Bicycles
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A couple of electric power assist bicycles (ebikes) available for hire.

The electric assistance helps to reduce the strain of cycling up hills and makes cycling more fun.

SHARE members get a 50% discount on use of the bikes, facilitated by Frome Town Council. Ask a member of staff in the shop in order to book and receive your 50% discount.

Available Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm for either half day (USUALLY £5, SHARE MEMBERS £2.50) or whole day (USUALLY £10, SHARE MEMBERS £5) hire.

Click here with your SHARE discount code (ask a member of staff for a unique code) to complete your hire.

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Spanish Guitar
07Sep
Spanish Guitar
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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.