Photo courtesy of South King Tool Library

Photo courtesy of South King Tool Library

South King Tool Library to host Repair Café this Saturday

Residents can bring broken, damaged, or nonfunctioning small household items including kitchen appliances, furniture, clothing, or family heirlooms.

South King Tool Library is hosting a Repair Café from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the future home of the South King Tool Library.

The building is located at the Thornton F. McElroy Masonic Lodge, 1700 S. 340th St., Federal Way (note that the location is difficult to find the first time).

Residents can bring broken, damaged, or nonfunctioning small household items including kitchen appliances, furniture, clothing, or family heirlooms. Please bring items small enough to be easily carried by one person.

Do not bring any items that are leaking, dangerous and excessively dirty, contain gasoline/fuel or have a strong odor. Cracked electronic screens, locked out electronics or microwaves cannot be repaired at this event.

Residents are encouraged to sign up and describe broken items through email or the Facebook event so fixers can research in advance. Damaged items should be accompanied by manuals, adapters, chargers and any parts required to check if it is in working condition.

There are no guarantees that items are able to be fixed. Walk-ins are welcome, and everyone will be assisted as time allows.

Children are welcome to attend the event with adult supervision. This event’s craft is assembling birdhouses from scrap lumber with assistance.

Refreshments are provided courtesy of Poverty Bay Café & Coffee Company. The event is funded in part by grants from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

The South King Tool Library is expected to open late this summer. This nonprofit community organization will allow members to check out tools and equipment at no charge to care for their homes and yards, plus provides tools for community cleanup events.

In addition, the tool library provides educational classes and empowers members to DIY.

To sign up for the event, visit South King Tools Facebook or email

For more information on the South King Tool Library, visit

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