Tyler Public Library launches new seed library

Published on Saturday, 3 May 2014 00:16 - Written by From Staff and Wire Reports

The Tyler Public Library has launched its own seed library, the city of Tyler announced.

The seed library is described as “a good opportunity for a wide range of people to explore the joy of growing their own vegetables by borrowing seeds from the local library.”

“This is a grand experiment and we look forward to seeing what grows from the efforts of the community,” city librarian Mary Vernau said.

Those with a lot or a little experience are able to save seeds.

“Our seed library has a variety of non-GMO, non-hybrid, heirloom, and organic seeds,” Ms. Vernau said. “Each gardener can come to the library and ‘check out’ a variety of seeds before each growing season. At the end of the season, borrowers will be asked to ‘check in’ their seeds from the plants they have harvested.”

Community members who want to use the seed library must have a library card. Those without a library card may get one for free at the library, 201 S. College Ave.

For more information, contact the Tyler Public Library at 903 593-7323 or visit www.tylerlibrary.com .