A Library of Things for Finsbury Park 

To mark Circular Economy Week, Islington council has announced its new partnership with the Library of Things and Bright Sparks, launching a new lending scheme together in Finsbury Park, later this summer. Residents and small businesses will be able to save money by borrowing things they don’t use very often – from £1 a day! There will be a range of useful household items like tools, cooking equipment, and even entertainment equipment… early bird residents get to vote on the library’s contents! Want to be one of the first to borrow? Find out more, vote for your favourite things and sign up to hear first: libraryofthings.co.uk/finsburypark.


The Library of Things already runs schemes in four other London areas. Bright Sparks, on Seven Sisters Road, is a re-use and repair project and shop. The council is supporting and developing a range of schemes that will help the borough to reach the aim of achieving net zero carbon status by 2030. 


As the passionate people at Library of Things say, sharing the things we only use now and again cuts down on clutter, is more affordable, brings people together, and is kinder to our planet. That’s why they’re getting the nation borrowing. And the Finsbury Park neighbourhood will be the first to experience this in Islington!


For more information about Library of Things and their mission, visit the Library of Things website. 

To find out more about Bright Sparks, their shops and online shopping, visit the Bright Sparks website. 

To learn more about the council’s strategy, you can read about their response to the climate emergency. 

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