Seeds in the Stacks: Libraries Begin Loaning Out Seeds

Thought libraries were just for books? Think again! Three branches of The Durham County Libraries in North Carolina are opening up “seed libraries,” where patrons can check out seeds to plant at home, then return saved seeds from their crops to restock the collection for the next year.

As an article in explains,

With books following card catalogs off paper and into the digital ether, dealing in something tangible like seeds is revitalizing for a public library. Such a program, Abel continues, is a way of “renewing ourselves as a hub of the community.”

How exciting! With these seed catalogs sprouting up, libraries are taking community building to a whole new level.


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