Masks are Required in the Library

by order of the Town of Andover Select Board, September 13, 2021

Memorial Hall Library

The Andover Seed Library

Andover Seed Library

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need--Cicero (d. 43BC)

Our mission

The mission of the Andover Seed Library, located at Memorial Hall Library, is to nurture a community of organic gardeners by providing free seeds, free lectures and growing advice.

How the Seed Library Works

  • Choose a maximum of 5 seed packets per visit.
  • Pick up catalogs and planting guides, if available.
  • Browse our gardening books in Level G in the 635s.
  • Check┬áback - we'll be adding new seeds during the season!

Our goals

  • Provide free seeds to the Andover community from seed companies and occasional seeds from gardeners who've saved seeds from┬áplants that thrive in our local area.
  • Encourage the use of heirloom, open-pollinated and organic seeds.
  • Encourage gardeners to save seed and donate seed back to the Seed Library from successful varieties of plants they have grown.
  • Educate our community on topics related to gardening, ecology, food and nutrition, health and wellness and the environment.
  • Promote the importance of organic gardening for our health and the health of our planet.