September 24, 2014

Volunteer with NEPTL

We always need volunteers to staff the library. You can sign up by emailing  volunteer[at]
Thank you! 
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NE Portland Tool Library
5431 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211
Saturdays, 9am – 2pm

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

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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  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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