Loveland Public Library’s Seed Library Is Open!
How Does It Work?
The Seed Library is housed in an old library catalog in the Library Galleria.
Vegetable Seeds are arranged in alphabetical order.
Patrons may visit the library and select up to 10 packets of seed. We ask that you make a note of the seeds you’ve taken in our binder at the seed library.
As our seeds have been donated, we cannot guarantee varieties or stock levels. When we run out of something it will be gone. Nearly all of our seeds are heirloom and open-pollinated varieties.
|Melon – Green Flesh/Orange Flesh/Watermelon|
|Squash – Summer and Winter varieties|
|and a small selection of herbs and spices|
How Do I Return Seeds?
We hope that our Seed Library will become at least partially self-sustaining: as you grow and harvest your crops, let one or two go to seed. Return some of those seeds to the Library for others to share. We have a basket at the seed library for returns. Just fill out one of our labels, identifying the seed.
Saving seeds from some plants is very straightforward: lettuce, radish, and tomato are easy. Others need more attention, as they can cross pollinate. There are many seed saving resources online: www.seedsavers.org is good.
We also, of course, have a number of seed-saving books on our shelves and available to download from our digital library.