Mesa Public Library is partnering with the non-profit organization Garden Pool to offer a Seed Library at Red Mountain Branch, 635 N. Power Road. A grand opening reception will be held tomorrow, May 27, from 2 to 3 p.m. near the non-fiction area.
The Seed Library enables any Mesa Public Library card holder to check out up to three seed packets per month, plant and donate seeds back to the Seed Library at the end of the growing season. The Seed Library will focus on edible plants that are well suited for the Arizona climate and terrain.
Mesa Public Library is only one of a few libraries in Arizona to offer a seed lending program. This movement has been spreading throughout the United States to create a sustainable and diverse stock of seeds for households and communities to freely access. A Seed Library opened at the Mesa Main Library last fall.
Patrons can access the Seed Library during regular hours Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday.
The Seed Library is operated entirely on volunteers. To volunteer or to learn more about the program, visit: www.mesalibrary.org/seedlibrary.