Local Issues

North Portland Tool Library update



NoPo Needs to Know
Vol 19
Thank you, Thank you! 
Hello Members, 
We would like to personally thank everyone for another wonderful season here at NPTL. We have loaned over 7,500 tools this year. And that has resulted in approximately $450,000 in savings to the community. Wow! That’s a huge number!
Not to mention the person hours of the many volunteers who’ve donated their time this season–Howard Harrington, Kathy Duran, Katie Dvorsky, Kate Richard, Paul Urban, Kelly Gallagher, Hunter Gray, Leigh McIlvaine, Larry Truman, Bruce Sherman, Bob Hable, TJ Szot, Tom Comfort, Ted Swagerty, Sarah Jacobs, Joel Michael, Greg Garcia, Emily Ordas, Charlie Parrot, Peter Laughingwolf, Stu Webster, Vikki Payne, and Kendra. We give you are heartfelt thanks and hope that you will join us again in the future.   

We would also like to take this time to recognize

 Triffid Abel  
 Volunteer of the Year!

If you’ve been in on Tuesday evenings, you’ve probably been helped by Triffid, who has donated over 100 hours this year to run the tool library. Triffid also coordinated the tool sale this past spring. Thank you, Triffid!

Did we mention how we saved the North Portland community $450,000 this year alone? We just wanted to point that out again, and to ask you to check us out on VolunteerSpot and see how you can get involved with this great and important organization.


We will no longer have a Saturday morning shift, but we do need folks now who don’t mind sparks, files and metal brushes and have major organizational skills: That’s right, it’s time to start our winter cleaning and sharpening of tools. If you would like to be involved, or even head up this effort, we’d love to have you. Sign up or come by.  



Want to get involved in things like putting on fun events, conceiving of and organizing workshops, or rounding up volunteers? If so, we need you! Contact us anytime at info@northportlandtoollibrary.org. 

Our next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct 13th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Historic Kenton Firehouse. Feel free to join us if you are interested in helping us build a better community.

Laurie & the NPTL Board
Did you know that September is Emergency Preparedness month? We have a new board on Pinterest full of survival and emergency kits and tips. 

Also, check out Portland Emergency Management’s free online training.  Sign up to be a NET member while you’re there.  https://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/46475  

Come find us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. You’ll get the skinny on the latest and greatest, as well as some awesome how-to’s to help with your projects.

If you’re interested in joining the NPTL social team, please contact Laurie at info@northportlandtoollibrary.org and we’ll get your name passed on to Vikki and Emma, our Social Ambassadors.

With each new beginning, there must come an ending.   This is the final week of Kenton’s farmers market, so be sure to get your last-minute stock of goodies before they’re gone for the winter.   
Also, we will be paring down our own resources for winter, as well and reducing the frequency of this newsletter to once a month till March.  


About Us

NPTL is a community resource dedicated to building community and fostering sustainability by providing residents with tools and the power to use them. If you have events to list or suggestions for how to make NPTL even better, please email us at info@northportlandtoollibrary.org.
In This Issue

North Portland Tool LIibrary

Saturdays 9am – 2pm;

Tuesday 5pm-7:30pm
2209 N Schofield St
Portland, Oregon 97217

NPTL Board

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St Johns Farmers Market

2014 Market Season

Saturdays | 9:00am – 2:00pm
May 31 to Oct. 25
St. Johns Plaza
N Lombard & N Philadelphia

Kenton Farmers Market

2014 Market Season Fridays | 3:00pm – 7:00pm

 June 6th – Sept. 26th

Fridays, 3:00pm – 7:00 p.m.

  N McClellan St and Denver Ave.

Mississippi Farmers Market
2014 Market Season
Thursdays | 3:00pm – 7:00pm June 12 to Oct.16 Lot 13 Corner of N Mississippi and N Shaver



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