Milton Public Library to start its own Repair Café

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Milton Public Library to start its own Repair Café

Volunteers needed for Repair Café

What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the chain falls off? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Toss it? No way! The Milton Public Library is organizing their first Repair Café in Milton and we’re looking for volunteers!

Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things together. In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, pottery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields. Visitors bring their broken items from home. In the Repair Café, they start making their repairs, together with the specialists. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job.

Right now, we’re looking for volunteers to sign up and let us know what they’d be interested in working on. With enough responses, we’ll be able to plan out what services we’ll be able to provide and when to host the Café.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form at tinyurl.com/miltonrepaircafe or contact Christopher Callaghan at [email protected] / 617-898-4964. More information about the Repair Café concept can be found at repaircafe.org.

Repair Café Foundation

The Repair Café concept arose in the Netherlands, in 2009, and was formulated by Martine Postma, at the time an Amsterdam-bases journalist/publicist. In 2010, she started the Repair Café Foundation (see Repaircafe.org). This foundation provides support to local groups around the world wishing to start their own Repair Café. The foundation also supports the Repair Café in Milton.

The Milton Public Library wishes to organize a Repair Café on a regular basis. News about dates and locations of up-and-coming editions will follow as soon as possible!

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