Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

Prior to opening our doors in March 2022, Cville Tool Library organizers spent months planning, soliciting donated tools, recruiting members and volunteers, and ironing out many wrinkles in order to begin loaning tools. Since then, we’ve enlisted many new members, increased our inventory to nearly 1,000 tools, recruited and trained dozens of volunteers, and established a solid financial footing for the inaugural version of the Cville Tool Library. Yay, team!

While we’re pretty pleased with ourselves, we recognize that bootstrapping a project like this can be limiting for long-term growth and sustainability. It’s time to take a more carefully-crafted, research-based approach to plan the next phase. We are grateful for the support received from Bamaworks Foundation for the development of our first strategic plan. We are conducting research this summer and look forward to sharing the plan in late 2024.

We want to hear from YOU!

Our online community survey is your opportunity to share your thoughts that will help shape the future of the tool library. Whether you’re a frequent user or have never heard of the tool library, we’d like to hear from YOU! Community input will directly influence decision-making for the Cville Tool Library to ensure that it reflects the needs and desires of the community we serve.

What to expect

  • It’s quick and easy: Our survey is designed to be user-friendly and will take just 10 minutes of your time.
  • Confidential: Your responses are completely anonymous and will be used solely for research purposes.
  • All respondents are eligible to enter a drawing for one of three $50 VISA gift cards!