On Tuesday April 1, the Dover Public Library will host a 7pm presentation by Noel Jost-Coq, coordinator of the Great Bay Time Bank. It may be April Fool’s Day but this community program is no joke - the Great Bay Time Bank allows you to use your skills and expertise to trade with others.
TimeBanking is a medium of exchange, like money, designed in 1980 by founder Edgar Cahn to reward “decency, caring, and a passion for justice.”
The idea is simple: I earn a time credit by doing something for you. It doesn’t matter what that “something” is. You turn around and earn a time credit doing something for someone else. For example, an hour of gardening equals an hour of child-care equals an hour of dentistry equals an hour of home repair equals an hour of teaching someone to play chess.
TimeBanking builds on the magic of pay it forward: one good turn leading to another and another and another. In a community, TimeBanking connects unused resources with unmet needs.
Visit the Great Bay Time Bank website at greatbay.timebanks.org or call the Dover Library at 603-516-6050 for more information.