University Heights, Buffalo, NY

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The University Heights Tool Library

This long-overdue post provides a brief overview of the phenomenal work of the University Heights Tool Library in 2011 and 2012.  Located at 5 West Northrup Place, the Tool Library has participated in projects with various departments at the University at Buffalo, the city government, and local organizations to help improve the University Heights neighborhood.  The resources and people from the Tool Library provided valuable contributions to such neighborhood projects as the rehabilitation of green spaces and flower beds at Linear Park and the intersection of Tyler, Bruce, and Flower Streets, contributed to cleanups of the Minnesota Street median community garden, decorated several storefronts during the seasonal “Light the Heights,”  and planted trees throughout the neighborhood, just to name a few.  In addition to these efforts, the work of the University Heights Tool Library has also helped bring local and city organizations and residents together both to prevent the duplication of efforts, as well as to help foster an even greater sense of community.  The many individuals associated with the Tool Library highlights the overwhelming presence of caring and dedicated residents that the University Heights neighborhood is blessed with.  For more information about the work of the Tool Library, along with contact information, hours of operation, membership applications, and donations, please visit its website at  

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