Seed Library Now Active!
Welcome to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library Seed Library and Exchange!
We now have seeds available for checkout with a library card! See our complete list of available seeds below. Checked out seeds do not need to be returned.
We are currently accepting any non-gmo vegetable and fruit varieties as well as some flowers. Please review the DCNR list of invasive species below under “Gardening Resources” before donating any flowers.
Those interested in donating seeds can begin the process by downloading the “Seed Library Donation Sign Up” and “Seed Donation” forms below.
Please Note: As this is a free, donation-based service, we can never guarantee the quantity, availability, or germination rate of our seeds. All donations are attested to be non-hybrid and non-GMO seed varieties.
The Seed Library Sign Up Form must be completed for each gardener planning to submit seeds. Please be sure to read the Safe Seed Pledge before signing. Seeds submitted without a Signed Safe Seed Pledge on the Sign Up Form will not be added to the collection. All forms are also available for pick up at the library.
The Seed Donation Forms must be completed for each variety of seed the gardener is submitting. Please include as much information about seeds being donated as possible. All forms are also available for pick up at the library.
This is the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ current List of Invasive Species. Please be sure to review this list before submitting any plants if you are unsure of their origin or status in PA.
Additional information about Pennsylvania’s wild plants can be found on the DCNR Website.
How to Save Seeds is a handy guide for beginners and experienced gardeners alike on how to properly save your seeds. Although it was originally written for a seed library in New Jersey, the guide is easily adapted to our region.
Planning A Garden is another great resource for beginners and experienced gardeners alike. Although it was originally written for New Jersey, the guide is easily adapted to our region. This booklet provides some great tips on how to plan your garden of any size.