Spring into the Seed Library

It’s time to get your hands dirty! The Seed Library has sprouted up again just in time for the planting season. Start your gardening project from the ground up with many varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers perfect for all skill levels. It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time or master gardener, all you need is your library card. And don’t forget to send us pictures of your a-maize-ing garden to be eligible to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

 How long is the seed library available?

Seeds are available, while supplies last, beginning March 1, 2024, till May 31, 2024.

What kinds of seeds?

With over 5,200 packets of seeds including 178 varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers there is bound to be something for everyone.

How many can I check out?

Use your library card to check out up to five packets.

Where can I get them?

At the Clever, Nixa, Ozark and Sparta community branch locations.

Where did they come from?

Seeds were purchased from True Leaf Market. and Hart’s Seed Company. Make sure to click the link to learn more info about germination, growing and harvesting of the varieties included in the seed library.

How much does it cost?

Seed packets are free for patrons with a Christian County Library card.

How can I be entered into the $50 Amazon gift card drawing?

It’s a snap. Email pictures of your garden to programs@christiancountylibrary.org by August 31, 2024, to be eligible for the gift card drawing. The winner will be notified by September 2, 2024.

What if I need help starting my garden?

We have gardening how-to books, e-books, DVDs and more available. Get started by visiting the library’s catalog, and the Christian County Master Gardeners are hosting several seed-starting events at the library. Click the link for the online calendar for upcoming dates.

Who are the Christian County Master Gardeners?

A community group of gardeners who love what they do and share knowledge with others. As representatives of MU Extension, the Christian County Master Gardeners are involved in a variety of activities that benefit the community, families and individuals while developing horticultural interests.

The seed library is another way the Christian County Library strives to provide services, events and resources to help our community learn and grow. We can’t wait to see everybody’s progress this growing season.