By Kathy Chouteau
The North Richmond Mobile Tool Library celebrated its Grand Opening event Sat., Jan. 21 at the North Richmond Missionary Baptist Church parking lot on Fred Jackson Way, according to the Richmond City Manager’s report.
The tool-lending library will officially start rolling Sat., Feb. 4, and from then on, every first and third Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be located in the parking lot across from North Richmond Missionary Baptist Church, 1401 Fred Jackson Way in North Richmond.
Grand opening day was marked by approximately 100 community members enjoying a whole host of activities and a ribbon cutting attended by representatives of the offices of CA Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia and Richmond Mayor Eduardo Martinez, per the report.
Organizers described the Grand Opening event as “fun-filled” with activities that included birdhouse building by Rebuilding Together East Bay-North, a bike repair workshop by Rich City Rides, T-shirt screen printing by the North Richmond Mobile Tool Library staff, and community resource tables.
“We are excited to enter a new phase of operation and look forward to providing North Richmond residents, nonprofits and public agencies…with the tools they need,” said organizers of the event in the report.