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HBPL Seed Library: Home
The HBPL Seed Library is a collaboration with Garden Pool. Patrons can use their card to check out up to 3 seed packets per month.
What is the Seed Library
The Seed Library at HBPL provides local seeds to HBPL cardholders. Patrons can check out up to 4 seed packets per month to grow in their home gardens. At the end of the season, we encourage you to let a few plants go to seed and donate the seeds back to the seed library for others to use. This creates a sustainable and diverse stock of seeds for our community to use.
We also provide classes on gardening and seed saving. All of these services are free.
Also search for gardening books in our Digital Collection. TotalBoox and enki have great collections of gardening titles.
How To Borrow Seeds
It's easy to borrow seeds from HBPL's Seed Library!
Visit Central Library. The Seed Library is located by the Information Desk on the main floor.
Choose up to 4 seed packets per month.
Take your seed packets to the Information Desk right next to the seed library. Library staff will check the seeds out for you.
If no one is at the Information Desk, take the seeds to the Circulation Desk and they will check them out to you.
You don't need to return the same seeds (or any seeds, but we encourage it!). There are no due dates and you will never accrue any late fees.
Repeat every 30 days.
What Do You Think?
Seed Saving: 17 votes (12.69%)
Backyard Chickens: 25 votes (18.66%)
Cooking: 30 votes (22.39%)
Seed Starting: 20 votes (14.93%)
Saving Water: 3 votes (2.24%)
Compost: 22 votes (16.42%)
Preserving: 17 votes (12.69%)
Total Votes: 134
About Garden Pool
Garden Pool is a non-profit organization. The Garden Pool system was designed to provide eggs, milk, fruit, veggies, herbs, and fish 365 days a year while using 95% less water than conventional methods.