Tacoma Tool Library 2016 Summer Workshop Series
The Tacoma Tool Library is open! Now that we’re up and running, we’re ready to take the next step and start holding workshops and drop-in sessions. And we need your help! In order to do it right, we need to be able to buy materials and pay our instructors to teach workshops and oversee drop-in nights. We are currently 100% volunteer-run, and are hoping to keep access to the library as inexpensive as possible.
Please help us reach our goal of $1,800 to fund a high-quality summer workshop series. The series will feature 9 workshops and drop-in sessions that build skills and confidence in using tools, or teach participants how to complete a specific job. Sessions range from the general (power tool basics, ‘ask a contractor’ night, etc.), to the specific (deck building 101, make your home more energy efficient, etc.). Programming this first set of workshops will allow us to test the waters and see which workshops are popular and should be repeated throughout the year, and also make the space a more active and useful community resource.
About the Tacoma Tool Library:
The Tacoma Tool Library is a community tool lending library that is accessible to local area residents regardless of income. We maintain an inventory of working household, yard, and specialty tools, and host activities that help people learn new skills and safe tool use. We promote sustainability by keeping tools out of the waste stream and supporting reuse and reduced consumption.
Tacoma Tool Library is fiscally sponsored by Zero Waste Washington. Learn more at: http://www.tacomatoollibrary.org.
Early June: finalize workshop schedule and teachers
Mid – late June: spread the word and organize
Late June – September: implement workshop series
why we’re doing it
This project is all about sustainability; promoting environmental sustainability through shared resources, and a sustainable community by maintaining a place for people to learn and engage each other in improvement projects. It encourages individuals who want to participate in waste reduction and care for their homes and neighborhoods, and also creates a community network that promotes sharing and mutual support.