Friday, May 11, 2018

NE Tool Library Moving To Historic New Location

The NE Seattle Tool Library is a community-led project to provide free access to a wide range of tools, training, and resources including advice. 

The Library opened in January 2013 at its previous location, which was once a small convenience store, near Dahl Field. In December 2016 the Library began its search for a new home, as the  building was sold to nearby University Prep Academy. 

This week, the Library is moving to the historic LaVilla Dairy Building (10228 Fischer Place NE). Volunteers are needed this week-end and next for the move.

The website says about the Tool Library, along with information a Library Co-Chairs told the Laurelhurst Blog::

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 water harvesting, by providing this unique service of actually reserving a tool and checking it out to use for a specified amount of time.  
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 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 was started with the hope that by sharing common resources we could both lighten our collective environmental footprint and save a few dollars in the process. What we didn’t anticipate was the camaraderie that would be created among library users, staff and volunteers. It is our fervent hope that we can retain and enhance that sense of community as we relocate, developing an even stronger one in the process.  
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.

For more information go here. To donate or volunteer, contact

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