What is a seed library?

The seed library is the Cicero Public Library’s seed collection! Every growing season, from March to September, the seed library will be available for patrons to browse flower, fruit, vegetable, and herb seeds.

Patrons are welcome to look through the seed library’s drawers to see what seeds are available. Up to four seed packets can be taken home to start growing! Seed packets are provided at no cost to patrons and without expectation that they will return to the library.

What do seeds have to do with the library? Seeds are nature’s way of storing information on how to grow a plant. Each seed knows how to grow so that it will become a flower, fruit, vegetable, or herb. Our goal is to make nature available to patrons, and provide supporting information about each seed.

For 2023, our seeds are sourced from Seed Savers, Prairie Moon Nursery, and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

For questions about the seed library, including seed donation inquiries, please contact the Reference Department via email at reference@cicerolibrary.org or by phone at 708-652-8084 x6.  


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Library Contact Information

5225 West Cermak Road
Cicero, Illinois 60804
Ph: (708) 652-8084
Fax: (708) 652-8095

Library Hours

HOURS: Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, closed on Sundays
Public computers shut down 30 minutes before closing

HORARIO: lun-jue 9am-8pm, vie 9am-5pm, sáb 10am-5pm, cerrado los domingos
Computadoras para el público se apagan 30 minutos antes de cerrar

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