• Schenectady County Library - Central Library (map)
  • 99 Clinton Street
  • Schenectady, NY, 12305
  • United States


Repair Café is a neighborhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. At a Repair Café, anyone can bring their broken but cherished items to be fixed on the spot, for FREE, with the help of volunteer repair coaches. Limit of 2 items per household.

This Saturday (Oct 13) we will have a sewing Horseshoe! What’s that you ask? Bring a textile item for repair and find out!

PLUS: Our friends from Schenectady Recycles and Cornell Cooperative Extension will be with us to answer your questions about disposal, recycling and composting in Schenectady County.  

Here are some ideas of the kinds of things you can bring:

  • Small Electric Appliances

  • Furniture/Wooden Objects

  • Clothing/Textiles

  • Jewelry

  • Dolls/Toys

  • Watches/Clocks

  • Bicycles

  • Ceramics

  • Small Mechanical Items (no gas engines)

Bring the family! Explore how things work at our supervised Kids Take-Apart Table!

Coffee and refreshments will be served.

Do you have questions about what kind of items you can bring for repair? Or would you like to offer your skills to repair things for your neighbors? 

Contact Dave West