Seed Library

Seed Library

Seymour Library in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County will be launching our new Seed Library this spring! Participants can select a max of 10 seed packets from a variety of flower, food, and herb seeds. You do not need a library card to participate!

Starting Wednesday, April 17, visitors can check out the Seed Library in Seymour Library’s main lobby during library hours, Monday through Wednesday 9 am to 7 pm, Thursday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. Please join us for our Grand Opening of the Seed Library on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 pm!

How the Seed Library Works

  • Individuals can take up to 5 packets of seeds max.
  • You do not need a library card to access the Seed Library.
  • Please sign our visitor log at the main desk. 
  • There is no need to “return” seeds. They are yours to keep & share. 
  • Seed packets will be available while supplies last.
The Seed Library at Seymour Library-- How it works, along with instructions to select your seeds, sign our visitor log, plant and grow, and share with friends and family. Image includes graphics of seed packets, a hand holding a form, watering a plant, and a stylized family together.

Have a gardening question?

Take one of the gardening info handouts provided by the Cornell Cooperative Extension or fill out a question card! Question cards will be answered by a representative from the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Gardening resources available with your library card!

Don’t forget to check out the library’s gardening display and other great resources from our Library of Things –including a Seed Pot Maker, a garden-themed learning backpack (for children), and a garden-themed Discover! Kit (for adults)- featuring gardening tools and books.

Upcoming Gardening Programs at Seymour Library:

Ask Our Gardener!

In this episode, our gardener, Dixie, gives a quick tour of Seymour Library’s gardens now that winter is finally over to show you what made it through the cold weather and what did not.

Additional Gardening Resources:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County – Gardening Resources