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Thursday, July 25, 2024  |  9 am – 9 pm

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 – 5 pm

Grow Your Own Plants with Help from the Seed Library

By: Morgan Ward, Youth Department Programming Associate

Glen Ellyn Public Library has a new seed library!

What is a seed library you ask? Great question! A seed library is a place to donate and share plant seeds. Anyone can donate or take seeds for vegetables, fruits, and flowers from the collection for their own use—like Little Free Library, but for seeds. The library will also offer Seed Library-related hands-on programs for all ages about the life cycle of a plant from seed to harvest to highlight the importance of taking care of the land, community, plants, and fellow creatures. Participants will learn about gardening, conservation, and taking care of the environment. Everyone is welcome— from beginning gardeners to the most advanced green thumbs!

The Seed Library is located just inside the Youth Department.

Upcoming Seed Library Programming

Gardening at Home
Tuesdays • March 12, April 9, May 7 • 5-6 pm
Learn how to tend and cultivate plant environments with activities facilitated by The Conservation Foundation. For adults and middle/high school students.
March 12: Pot an indoor plant and learn how to grow and prepare plants and landscapes for spring.
April 9: Learn how to identify pollinators and create butterfly gardens.
May 7: Design garden areas for your planting environment and learn about native plants, composting, and mulching.

Seed Library: Butterfly Garden
Wednesday, May 29 • 1-2 pm, 5-6 pm
Learn how wildflowers help butterflies and bees, participate in a craft, and take home wildflower seeds from the Seed Library! For adults and kids of all ages.

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