Thursday, November 29, 2012

Coming soon to NE Seattle, a Tool Library

A new Northeast Seattle project is taking the concept of the lending library beyond just books.

The NE Seattle Tool Library, which plans to open in January or February, will be a place where library members can borrow an assortment of tools. And if you are a homeowner, you know how important proper tools are to upkeep you home.

The library, a project of Sustainable NE Seattle, is hosting an open house and pot-luck on December 1st at the location for the library, 2415 NE 80th St. The event is from 7 to 10 p.m. and is a celebration before the tools and shelves move in. You can bring a snack or drink to share, and tools you'd like to donate. There will also be music and room to dance.

The library plans to provide free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. They plan to start lending tools at our the grand opening in January or February 2013.

Although not in our immediate neighborhood, this could be a resource for our own residents and a program that perhaps could be mirrored here in the future.

You can become a member of the tool library here.

(H/T to Ravenna Blog for this info)

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