10228 Fischer Pl. NE Seattle, WA 98125 neseattletoollibrary@gmail.com (206) 524-6062

Nest Box Building Workshop

This workshop is cancelled and will be rescheduled

with Dave Wall and Dan McDougall-Treacy
Workshop: Wednesday April 8, 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Northeast Seattle Tool Library (10228 Fischer PL. NE, Seattle, WA 98125)
Cost: $35 members, $50 non-member (includes cost of materials)
Limit: 10 (Kids welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.  All participants must register.)
Placing a next box in your yard, garden spot, or communal outdoor space is an excellent way to provide birds a safe place to raise their young, and offers you a glimpse into bird nesting behavior.  During this class we will discuss “why a box?” how to best deploy your box, and what to watch for when the birds show up.  We will also discuss the essential seasonal tasks of caring for and cleaning your nest box.

Each participant will then construct a next box, suitable for small songbird species (chickadee, wren), using provided premeasured and precut materials. No power tools will be used during class. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials if they have a particular design in mind, though this certainly is not expected or required. Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult, have registered for the class, and are able to manage the entire two-hour session. Appropriate for ALL levels of birders.


In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have closed the tool
library for all hours until April 14th or further notice. Please check our website or Facebook page for updates. We will let you know if anything

In the meantime, there will be no late fees assessed, and we ask that you keep your tools until we reopen.

Thank you for understanding that our primary concern is keeping our community safe, and that we will reopen as soon as we can.

Take good care everyone!

The NE Seattle Tool Library Steering Committee

Meeting to plan the Tool Library move

Dear Tool Library Members.
On January 25th,  from 6:30pm-8:30pm we will be having a meeting for any of you who would like to be involved in helping the library find it’s next home. We currently have a full year left in the Dairy, but need to get started on a search for our next home.  The meeting will be at the North Seattle Friends Church Fellowship Hall, on the church campus which housed our first location.  Enter into the parking lot off of 25th Ave NE. just south of NE 80th St. and the hall is right there.

We are looking at the pros and cons of buying an existing building, continuing to rent in a new location, or buying property and building a new space for the library. We will be exploring these options in small groups and tackling questions about feasibility, resources needed and the challenges associated with each possibility. 
Please join us if you would like to be a part of the discussion and have time and energy to bring to our search.

Hope to see you on the 25th! Get back to us with any questions by sending us an email at neseattletoollibrary@gmail.com

NE Seattle Tool Library Steering Committee