You are welcome to check out seeds from our Seed Library year-round. On Saturday, October 15 we will have a special systemwide event to bring the community together to celebrate seeds, gardens, and home agriculture. We'll teach seed saving skills, and accept donations of seeds from your own garden! (see below for details on seed donations.)
Grab a Library "Passport" and get stamped at any three City Library locations on Saturday, October 15, and you'll be entered into a random drawing to win a fruit tree or a berry bush.
East Side Libraries (Main, Anderson-Foothill, Sprague, Sweet) · 10am–1pm
West Side Libraries (Chapman, Day-Riverside, Glendale, Marmalade) · 2–5pm
Checking Out Seeds:
When you check out seeds from the Seed Library, you'll become a member of the program and recieve a quarterly newsletter with upcoming events and gardening resources. You are encouraged to take as many seeds as you want. Please take only as many seeds as you will actually grow and share. We cannot guarantee that your seeds will germinate and flourish, but we are happy to offer networks of resources and support for you in your gardening endeavors.
We must protect the seeds and agriculture that our lives depend on, keeping a stable foundation for future generations. We ask all donors to promise that they are returning viable seeds that are labeled correctly. Please do not donate seeds that are more than 5 years old. Label your seeds clearly with name, variety, and year harvested. If you would like to be credited with donating seeds, add your name to the label. Make sure that seeds are in a well-sealed bag, box, or envelope.