203-272-2245 · 104 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410

CPL Seed Library


Come Grow With Us!


What is a seed library?

Just like the rest of the library, the Seed Library is here to make free resources available to you, our community. Visitors will find flower, herb, and vegetable seeds to take home and plant in their own containers and gardens. You’ll find the seed library on the lower level of our building near the Gardening section of books. You may take up to five packets of seeds and peruse our garden resources while you’re here!

Where did you get the seeds?

These packets are from seed companies that either sent us the seeds for free or (more commonly) at a steeply discounted rate. The Friends of the Library provided the funds for what you see here. You can see which companies’ seeds are in our library on the flyer over on the table holding the Seed Library drawers.

What, they just

give them to you?

They generally send last year’s leftover stock. These are still “good” and have not expired due to age, although you might see slightly lower germination rates than brand new packages.

Do I need to check them out, bring the packaging back, etc?

All we ask is that you fill out the log giving us an idea of how many packages youtook and which types. You don’t have to check anything out or bring anything back, although we are happy to take donations if you find you have extra seeds lying around!

Where can I find more information on my seeds?

The large binder near the seed library drawers contains the original packaging for each type of seed we receieved this year. Please do not remove these packages. You may write down any information you find pertinent using the provided paper and pen, or you can take a picture with your phone, etc.


Cheshire Suburban Garden Club

UCONN Extension