Wednesday, January 16, 2013

NE Seattle Tool Library Grand Opening On Saturday

The NE Seattle Tool Library (2415 NE 80th Street),a community-led project to provide free access to a wide range of tools, training, and resources including advice,  will have its grand opening on Saturday from 10-2pm.

The event will include new member registrations, speeches, announcement of the next winner of Cleanscapes Waste reduction award, tool lending and demonstration on how to use the tool library.  

The website says about the Tool Library, along with information from Ceclia, one of the Co-Chairs of the Library told us:

By provding this unique service of actually reserving a tool and checking it out to use for a specified amount of time,  the Tool Library aims to inspire its community to participate in community projects, such as park restorations, and pursue sustainability through fun projects like backyard gardens, home energy improvements, and waterr harvesting.
Anyone over 18 is welcome to use The NE Seattle Tool Library, whether you live in NE Seattle or anywhere else in the region. Members are just required to fill out a membership application and a liability waiver as well as present two forms of ID to Tool Library staff.  Membership is $40 yearly or whatever one can afford, but it is not mandatory.

The NE Seattle Tool Library is a project of Sustainable NE Seattle and is supported by a grant from the Cleanscapes Waste Reduction Award Program, the generosity of the building’s owner, North Seattle Friends Church, and technical advice and support from the great folks at West Seattle Tool Library.

The program is similar to the Phinney Ridge tool library that has been in existence for over 20 years

For more information, or to donate or volunteer, contact

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