Arapahoe Libraries Summer Seed Library

Stop into one of our participating locations to grow your mind and your garden!

Arapahoe Libraries now features a Seed Library at Eloise May, opens a new windowKelver, opens a new window and Smoky Hill, opens a new window libraries. A small variety of both flower and vegetable seeds will be available for patrons starting Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, through Monday, July 3.  


A total of three packets of seeds per day per patron will be available at Eloise May, Kelver and Smoky Hill libraries. The following seed packets will be offered at these libraries to optimize their ideal growing seasons: 

April 22-May 31
  • Wildflower mix
  • Tomatoes
  • Red bell peppers
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
 June 1-July 3
  • Wildflower mix
  • Squash
  • Beans
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes

The native Colorado seeds provided promote environmental stewardship in our community by creating stable ecosystems, erosion control and biodiversity. Native plants also support habitat and forage resources for wildlife and pollinators. While we encourage our patrons to collect seeds for next year’s crop to plant or share, libraries will not accept seed returns. 

Get started with your backyard, patio or container gardening with reading suggestions, opens a new window, digital materials and community resources in your neighborhood!

Ready to start planting? Our friends from Tagawa Gardens created a video of seed planting tips with written translations available in Español, opens a new window and Pусский, opens a new window.

We love hearing from you! From April 22-July 3, complete a brief survey online when you pick up seeds and let us know how we did.

Thanks for your feedback! The seed library survey is closed.