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Melrose Seed Library

Melrose Seed Library is OPEN

Hosted by the Melrose Public Library

Sponsored & Organized by the Melrose Community Garden


  • The Seed Library is located inside the temporary library, located at the Beebe School at 263 West Foster Street (next to the Milano Center).


  • Open hours of the library; seeds will be available until they run out.

Limits for the Season

  • 12 baggies of seeds per patron. If a baggie of seeds does not germinate, feel free to return and take another baggie.

Green Baggies

  • Extra special seeds grown by the Melrose Community Gardens dedicated seed saving beds, library patrons and MCG members! All have been tested for germination rate and information is noted on insert.


  • The Seed Library will have a return station in the fall for harvested seeds and saved baggies

Need some additional guidance for seeds and gardening?  Check out the Melrose Seed Library website!

Special thanks to those who helped pack seeds!

  • Melrose Community Gardeners
  • Facebook Garden & Melrose Groups
  • Library patrons, friends and neighbors!

Seeds generously donated by High Mowing Organic Seeds and Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company.

Melrose Public Library Mission Statement


Melrose Public Library’s staff, building and collections provide a portal for all to explore, imagine and engage. The library is where literacy, local history and community connect!



Melrose Public Library– where people of all ages, experiences, abilities and beliefs can belong.  As a 21st century community institution with roots in the late 19th century, the library is grounded in the present and has its sights set on the future.  Carefully curated resources provide wide access to books, media, and technology.  Skilled and welcoming staff design innovative programming to foster individual growth and enhance community engagement.  The Melrose Public Library offers places to meet, study, read, engage in civic discourse and share all our stories.