Opening Monday, March 18!

Seeds – borrow them, grow them, return them!

The Seed Library is a free community resource offering vegetable, herb, and flower seeds.  “Borrow” seeds from the library in the Spring, plant and grow them, then return the seeds from your harvest to the library in the Fall.

How to use the Seed Library

  1. Visit the library in the Spring and browse the available seeds. Find out what seed varieties are available through the library catalogue.
  2. Select your seeds and bring them to our Circulation Desk. No library card required! We recommend a maximum of ten seed packs.
  3. Plant, grow, and harvest! Browse our catalogue for information and inspiration on different types of gardening.
  4. Save your seeds and donate them back to the library. Come to one of our Seed Saving seminars, sign out a library book, or visit the links below to find out more.
  5. Tell a friend!  The more people donating seeds to the library, the more robust this community resource will be.

We are growing a community of gardeners! Sign up for the library newsletter or follow us on social media to find out about Seed Library workshops and programs.

How to save seeds

Donating Seeds to the Library

  1. Save seeds from healthy plants.
  2. Bring your clean, dried seeds to the library in an envelope.
  3. Fill in a brief seed donation form. Print at home, or pick one up at the library.
  4. Drop your seeds off at the library!

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Community Partners

The Carleton Place Public Library gratefully acknowledges the outstanding contributions of these local businesses:

Please be sure to let them know how much you appreciate their support of the CPPL Seed Library!