In partnership with the City of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park has teamed up with nonprofit Seattle REconomy to open a Shoreline Tool Library to make tools and knowledge accessible to everyone! Just like a book library, the Shoreline Tool Library lends tools and other useful items to residents. It offers everything you don't want to buy or store: pressure washers, power tools, catering supplies, tables, chairs, party tents, lawnmowers, board games, seeds, toys, and thousands of other items. In addition to lending items, it also offers discounted used building supplies such as lumber, flooring, hardware, and painting supplies, as well as classes like sewing basics, intro to power tools, and general home maintenance.
By sharing, reusing, and repairing tools and materials, the Shoreline Tool Library helps our community reduce overall consumption and send less to the landfill. It also creates a welcoming space for you to access affordable tools, material, and knowledge to repair and maintain your home and household items.
The Shoreline Tool Library is now open for all your lending needs! It is located at the Evergreen RV building (16610 Aurora Ave NE). Memberships are on a self-selecting sliding scale donation starting at $0/year. All donations are 100% optional, and loans cost nothing! Learn more at www.SeattleREconomy.org or stop during open hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5-8 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. The Shoreline Tool Library also welcomes individuals of all skill levels to volunteer. If you’re interested in learning more about tools, sustainability and DIY projects, volunteers are needed!
Funding for the Shoreline Tool Library is provided in part by the cities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park through a King County Re+ City Grant.