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Community Tool Library expands hours and offerings, seeks tool donations and volunteers

The legendary Phinney Neighborhood Association Community Tool Library is back with expanded hours! It is open on Fridays from 2 pm to 4 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. The PNA is also adding a “crafters” section to their offering of tools. To make this expansion possible, they need donations of block and screen-printing tools, leather crafting tools, and stained-glass making tools. You are welcome to drop off tools at the Phinney Center Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. The Tool Library and Community Woodshop need volunteers as well (more details in volunteer section) so 2022 is the perfect time to join this crafty community.

About the Tool Library

Our Tool Library is a community-based program that will continue to provide a valuable service for all with the help of your donations and volunteer hours. You will see that the PNA has made a few changes to the library including rental times, rental fees, and a new rental agreement.

Items can be checked out for one week at a time for a nominal fee ($1 to $50 per tool per week), with the potential for renewal, depending on demand. The inventory is mostly available for viewing online, and the PNA is working to ensure it is up-to-date.

The Tool Library is also the home of the NW Seattle Branch of the King County Seed Lending Library, which can be accessed during the Tool Library’s open hours.