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Build a Swap Box – Workshop series over 2 evenings

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Date(s) - Wednesday, Jul 13th

Ottawa Tool Library


Learn woodworking skills and make your own Swap Box or Little Free Lbrary for the ‘hood. Workshop taught in two parts: July 13th and 20th.

Learn some basic wood joining techniques, talk to a current Little Free Library owner, and enjoy the process of making your own community sharing box from start to finish.

Similar to Free Little Libraries, Swap Boxes are installed street side whereby passersby are enticed to open them up. If something inside strikes their fancy, they can take it or exchange it with something else.

This workshop will take place in two sessions:

Wednesday, July 13 , 6-9pm:

You will be building your own box with guidance from our instructor(s).

Wednesday, July 20, 6-9pm:

Finish assembling your box and time to paint and decorate it! Make it stand out on your curb side.

Please note:

All course participants need to be fully vaccinated and show proof at the beginning of this dem night.

Mask wearing is encouraged as many of our volunteers are immunocompromised.


Workshops are transferable to another person, but non-refundable. Please make sure these dates work with your schedule.