Want instruments for a house enchancment mission? A Grand Rapids neighborhood opens instrument library.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Grand Rapids neighborhood affiliation is opening a instrument library for residents to take a look at tools for residence enchancment tasks.

Beginning Tuesday, March 1, residents of Midtown can borrow portray provides, energy washers, drills and extra freed from cost for as much as one week.

Midtown Neighborhood Affiliation officers say the library will assist folks full residence enchancment tasks they in any other case couldn’t due to the expense of renting or shopping for instruments or the dearth of area to retailer them.

“The instrument library will make sure that all neighbors have entry to the objects they should remodel their properties and yards into lovely and comfy areas, with out having to lay our a fortune on instruments,” mentioned Jacqueline Scherer, co-chair of the Midtown Neighborhood Affiliation. “The addition of this library will foster fairness, sustainability, and group in a approach we’ve not supplied earlier than.”

Some accessible instruments embrace a garden mower, ladder, window insulation package, chainsaw, backyard instruments, trimmer/edger, shrub shear, shovel, reciprocating noticed package and extra.

The Midtown Neighborhood Affiliation’s instrument library opens Tuesday and may have common hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 12:30 to five:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays.

Will probably be housed within the affiliation’s workplace at 1147 E. Fulton St. subsequent to the Fulton Road Farmers Market.

Individuals should be no less than 18 years previous and a resident of Midtown to borrow instruments. The Midtown neighborhood is situated between I-196 and Fulton Road to the north and south and Fuller Avenue and Union Avenue to the east and west.

Residents should convey a $5 money deposit for every instrument rented and a photograph ID. The deposit might be returned when the instrument is introduced again.

Individuals can name 616-732-9191 to seek out out if a sure instrument is accessible to hire. Individuals should fill out a type both on-line at this hyperlink or in-person to borrow instruments.

These fascinated with donating instruments to the library can contact the neighborhood affiliation at 616-732-9191 or [email protected]

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