Seed Library

Seed library card catalog, lettuce seedlings with sow something great! check out our seed library today

What’s a seed library?

Seed libraries are places to get free seeds to plant and grow your own garden–and we have one!  We have re-purposed a card catalog to store all the seeds for borrowing   All of our seeds are organic, non-gmo, and open pollinated (to the best of our knowledge). 

Seeds are given to us from various companies and local gardeners/farmers who donate their seeds from harvest.  Seed libraries promote community, protect seed diversity, saves families money, and teaches about the agricultural roots of our region.

Consider donating to the TADL Seed Library at the Reference Desk today!  Just drop seeds off any way you can, and we will sort them into appropriate amounts for “borrowing”.

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1.  Take some free seeds to plant at home.
  2.  Watch them grow!
  3.  Bring back seeds or bulbs from your new plants to replenish our stock and keep the Seed Library growing

Any questions, thoughts or comments? Please email or call 231-932-8502.

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”–Marcus Tullius Cicero 46 BC

TADL Seed Library Logo

The Seed Library is located on the 2nd Floor of the Main Library - at the top of the staircase.

It is seasonal.  Keep an eye out for it in March and expect it to be taken down in September.