How does the Seed Library work?

The Seed Library at OCPL is free and available at all our branches. Simply stop by and check out the variety of seeds you want. We offer varieties of heirloom, non-gmo vegetable, herb, and fruit seeds. Patrons may check out up to 5 packets of each variety. Take these home and plant them in your home garden. At the end of the growing season, collect and save seeds from your harvest. The purpose of the Seed Library is to promote healthy habits, community involvement, and sustainable living.

Seed Library 2017 kick-off: Tuesday, April 18th, 6-8pm

The 2017 OCPL Seed Library will open April 18th, with a special event at the Main Library. Seed varieties will be available at the branches the following week. Drop in for the program on the 18th to pick up your 1st choice of seeds along with some starters. There are limited varieties this year; all seeds have been chosen for growth in summer and fall. Seeds are free and available while supplies last, first come, first served.

Grow Together!

Share your garden! Connect with other gardeners on our facebook Seed Library group page; share tips, post pictures of your garden, get advice from other growers. Check out our Pinterest Board for gardening tips!


Seed Library Brochure

Home Vegetable Gardening In Kentucky, published by University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Farmer's Market Directory

Recipies for cooking from the Garden

Ready, Set, Grow: A Kid's Guide to Gardening in Kentucky