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Party to Launch the Portland Maine Tool Library!

You're invited to celebrate the imminent launch of the first tool library in Maine!  We will have local brews for sampling, food cooking on very cool rocket stoves, delicious snacks...join us!

There's been something VERY COOL incubating down here at The Resilience Hub and we'd love your help to get the doors of this project completely open!

The Portland Maine Tool Library is raising some money to launch one of the first tool lending libraries in New England, starting with space right here on Anderson Street.  

There are two things you can do right now to help open the doors:

1.  Click here and make a donation for the tool library's startup!

2.  Join us for celebratory Tool Library party at The Resilience Hub and Aikido of Maine (224/226 Anderson Street) to hang out with friends, talk about the Tool Library, taste some local brews and snacks.  The party will run from 6:30 to 8:30 so come anytime and bring your friends!

"This will be a not-for-profit lending library; its aims are to increase access to tools, encourage resource sharing, and build community. It will provide gardening, landscaping, home improvement and kitchen tools for circulation in Portland, Maine. Tools will be loaned on a weekly schedule from the 224 Anderson Street location. A team of locals has laid the groundwork for this entity, but we need community support and funds to open its doors."

To learn more about the tool library, the organizing team, sponsors and supporters, here is the project's web site!

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  • Hazel O.

    In case any of you missed it.... WE DID IT!! There will be a tool library in Portland this fall thanks to all of you!

    1 · September 25, 2014

  • Hazel O.

    This just in: We have a one-time extension on our fundraising campaign. We have a real chance to make this tool library happen if you donate today!

    August 15, 2014

  • Hazel O.

    Thank you so much for coming and supporting this effort! For those of you who missed the event tonight you can still donate! We need a only a couple hundred community members to donate a little bit and the Maine Tool Library will be open by the end of August! However it can't happen without financial contributions for our start-up costs:

    Remember - as much as we appreciate offers of tools - we can't take them until we get 13000 by August 15th! Thank you all for helping us make this happen!

    July 31, 2014

  • Justin N.

    I had fun! First time meeting people from the group

    July 31, 2014

  • Justin N.

    I had fun! First time meeting people from the group

    1 · July 31, 2014

  • Dan P.

    If this endeavor would like a 10 inch radial arm saw which is two HP,I have one to donate.It is not beat and runs like a BMW

    1 · July 30, 2014

  • Shana H.

    Come join us for a fundraising party to learn more about the Maine Tool Library! There will be music, demos, and generous donations of beverages from Allagash Brewing Company and Rising Tide Brewing Company. Also- I heard a rumor that there might be kombucha/maple punch... and a rocket stove demonstration.

    July 23, 2014

  • Anna S.

    Yes! We will take donations once we make our initial start up costs through the campaign. We are anticipating purchasing the majority of the tools through this fundraiser. We have considered the joint ownership, and I am sure that could be worked in somehow. Thanks for your interest!

    July 18, 2014

  • Kent R.

    are you considering letting people donate tools? Or is there a way to "jointly-own" tools. For example I have an electric meat grinder that I would be happy to share - not sure I'm ready to outright donate it ...

    July 17, 2014

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