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Our Collection Just Keeps Growing!
Seed Library Available at Hayner Library

For the last few months, library staff have been busy planning and implementing a new collection for patrons: a seed library!

Our seed library is available at all three Hayner Library locations. Patrons can stop by the library and select up to six packets of seeds to take home and plant. Each seed packet is labeled with the seed variety, sowing information, and plant-specific notes.

The current seed library contains:
• Flower seeds (aster, cornflower, marigold, sunflower, and zinnia)
• Fruit and vegetable seeds (acorn squash, butternut squash, cantaloupe, cucumber,
pumpkin, and zucchini)
• Herb seeds (basil, dill, oregano, parsley, and sage)

Our seed library is not just a collection, it’s a community effort! We warmly encourage donations from your garden, which will enrich our seed library and provide a wider variety of seeds for all. We accept all kinds of seed donations, both commercially packaged and saved seed. If you’re donating saved seed, we ask that you fill out a form providing information such as variety, collection date, contact information, and growing notes to ensure the best possible use of your contribution.

But that’s not all! The Hayner Library collection is a treasure trove for gardening enthusiasts, with hundreds of books and DVDs covering gardening, farming, and other agriculture-related topics. We even have gardening kits available for checkout, complete with a sun calculator, pH analyzer, and soil thermometer, to support your gardening journey!

Whether you’re a master gardener or this is your first time planting seeds, we hope you’ll stop by Hayner Library and take a look at our latest offering!