The Library will close at noon on December 24th and remain closed on December 25th.

Memorial Hall Library

The Andover Seed Library is open for 2019.

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 through the time-honored tradition of saving and sharing bio-diverse, locally-adapted seeds, increasing our ability to feed ourselves nutritious food.

How the Seed Library Works

  • Choose a maximum of 5 seed packets per visit
  • Pick up catalogs and planting guides
  • Visit mhl.org/green-thumb for program information
  • Attend the Andover Seed Library Lecture Series
  • 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 plants 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 various topics related to gardening, ecology, food and nutrition, health and wellness and the environment.
  • Facilitate seed swaps by bringing gardeners together to create a culture of sharing.
  • Promote the importance of organic gardening for our health and the health of our planet.
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