Saturday, June 30, 2012 held two milestones for our Tool Library.
Early that morning, a large group showed up at the future location to begin cleanup of the space.
While many of us have been visiting the site for various reasons, this was the first “official” work party that brought together a large group of volunteers. The main objective was to clean out debris including old rugs, and separate what was left into items to keep, items for trash, and items to donate elsewhere.
Later, several members set up an information table at the U-District Farmers Market, coordinated by Lee (far left). It was the Tool Library’s first public outreach event.
We had our new information flier on hand out, and offered a tool-sharpening demonstration. This outing proved very successful. Several newcomers joined the site as a result of this outreach.