September Newsletter

 

September 24, 2014

Volunteer with NEPTL


We always need volunteers to staff the library. You can sign up by emailing  volunteer@neptl.org
Thank you! 
Contact Us


NE Portland Tool Library
5431 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211
www.neptl.org
Hours:
Saturdays, 9am – 2pm

Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Tool Database


Have you checked out our tool database yet? Search for tools and tell us what you think!

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September 2014 Newsletter

$5 Late Fee on Table Saws and Welders 

Starting Tuesday, October 21st, table saws and welders will accrue late fines at $5.00 / week / item. Why? These particular tools are frequently overdue and in demand by other members. Unfortunately, it is becoming routine for table saws and welders to be used for longer than the seven day period stated in our Lending Policy.By making the financial penalty higher for not returning these popular tools on time, we hope to provide an incentive to get our tools back in circulation for our members.
 

Volunteer Pop Quiz!

  • Do you know how to check out the cement mixer?
  • What do you do if a tool doesn’t have a legible number on it?
  • How do you make a service tag for a broken tool?
  • How do you take a credit card payment?
  • Do you like pizza?

All these questions AND MORE can be answered!

We are having a volunteer training session / get together on
Wednesday, October 22nd, starting at 5:30PM.

This will be an opportunity for new and experienced volunteers to meet each other, ask questions, and get a refresher on lending policies.

If you haven’t volunteered before, this is a chance to meet the volunteer coordinators and other volunteers and maybe reserve that one time slot  for a shift that you have free on a Tuesday / Wedenesday / Saturday between now and the end of the year!

If you’d like to volunteer, but would rather be behind the scenes, let us know what you’d like to do! Maybe you know about non-profit grants that are available, or you like to sharpen and repair tools, or you have an idea for a class, or you’d like to do tool inventory, or you’d like to do _______.

We want to meet you and know how you’d like to be involved!

RSVP to volunteer@neptl.org  so we will have enough pizza and beer!

On the Move? Let Us Know! 
If you’ve moved in last year, make sure that your tool library information is up to date. This helps us track how far we reach into the NE neighborhoods. Also, if you’ve moved out of NE Portland, you really should be using (and volunteering for!) your local tool library. 

Thank you for your continued support!

The Northeast Portland Tool Library Board

 

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June Newsletter

June 24, 2014

Volunteer with NEPTL


We always need volunteers to staff the library. You can sign up by emailing  volunteer@neptl.org
Thank you! 

Contact Us


NE Portland Tool Library
5431 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211
www.neptl.org

Hours:
Saturdays, 9am – 2pm

Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Tool Database


Have you checked out our tool database yet? Search for tools and tell us what you think!

Become a Fan


June 2014 Newsletter

Volunteer, Volunteer, Volunteer

Did your stomach sink a little when you got the message that the Tool Library wouldn’t be open unless there were people to run the computers? Did you feel slightly angry? “What the what? It can’t close! I need to check out / return / see if they have…”Fortunately, people stepped up and we were open. BUT… summer is our busy season and it would be stress reducing if everyone who uses the library on a regular basis signed up for a shift.The shifts are short — two and a half hours!
The work is fun and… you get to see what’s new in stock since the last time you really had a chance to look around.

Commit to JUST ONE SHIFT this summer and send an email to our volunteer coordinator:  volunteer@neptl.org

We’ll give you a NEPTL sticker as a thank you!

Tool Library Garage Sale: June 27 and 28
Friday: 12 – 5 & Saturday: 9 – 2

Tool Sale Boxes Tool Sale Wrenched Tool Sale Shovel and Stand.The best garage sale for tools is BACK! Tools that have been retired from circulation, donations, and miscellaneous odds and ends are coming out of storage and are ready for new owners.We have a wood chipper, several miter saws, lots of tools for the garden, corded and cordless power tools, some beautiful “almost antique” handtools, vintage keys and boxes, lots of thingamagigs and hard to find doohickeys.

Classified Ads in the Newsletter?

Many of the NE neighborhood papers and newsletters have a classified section that goes out to the community. We thought this could be a nice feature for our members and also be a fundraiser for the library.Our newsletter goes out to 3,000 members once a month. The ad format would be basic — we’d allow a limited amount of text and up to two photographs. Pricing would be under $20 for a one time ad.If you have something that you would advertise — construction materials, services, or events, please send an email to:

editor@neptl.org

I’d like to get an idea of the amount of interest there is in this newsletter feature and also what sort of things our members would advertise to determine if this is feasible!

Thank you for your continued support!

The Northeast Portland Tool Library Board
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May 2014: New Library Day Added!

NEPTL is pleased to extend our open hours to Tuesdays 5:30pm-7:30pm starting May 2014.

If we can maintain a consistent level of volunteer help on Tuesdays this will become a permanent addition to our open days. So come on in Tuesday and please consider volunteering a few hours of your time to help keep your tool library running smoothly!

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