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Tableware Lending Library


The Bainbridge Island Zero Waste lending library is a list of washable tableware that can be lent out for an event. Most of the items are in a central location.
BIZW maintains the inventory spreadsheet, which can be perused by contacting  .  Please tell us what and when your event is and the approximate number of guests.

Library borrowers are expected to make arrangements for pick-up and prompt return. We are all volunteers who run the library, so we will work with you to find a mutually acceptable time to meet. All items should be washed and dried before being returned. 

Here is some of what's available, with approximate quantity in parentheses:

drinking glasses, various types (200)
wine glasses (200)
forks, dinner (300)/dessert (300)
knives (375)
spoons, tea (300)/table (200)
plates, dinner (200)/ dessert (100)
bowls -- 17
napkins, mixed colors (400)
round/rectangular tablecloths, small and large (100)

There are other items, which you will see when requesting the spreadsheet from .

Here is one user's assessment:
The loaning "library" is a fantastic idea!   Thank you so much for all of your help borrowing items for our son's wedding reception.  Lots of people commented especially on the glass Mason jars.  We bought black chalkboard labels and had those out for guests to put their names on their glasses.  The bride, a graphic designer, made a nice sign that said, "Here is your glass for the evening."  Thank you again!