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Seed Library

Posted on September 1, 2020 by

Seed Library

To celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month this September, the Anderson County Library System now offers seeds for checkout through the Seed Library at the Anderson Main Library. The Seed Library is in partnership with Anderson County Soil and Water Conservation District and aims to foster and engage Anderson residents of all ages in food and environmental sustainability.

Library cardholders can check out up to five packets of five seasonally appropriate seeds. Then, plant and see what grows. There’s nothing to return and what grows is yours to keep. Seeds currently available or coming soon include beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collard greens, lettuce, mustard greens, radishes, and spinach. Patrons can check out gardening guides and books from the library for help with growing or find additional information from Clemson Cooperative Extension’s Home and Garden Center online.

If you do not have a library card, September is the perfect time to sign up. Library cards are free for anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Anderson County. A picture ID and proof of address are required. Students at Anderson University, Tri-County Technical College, or other local colleges can also get a free library card for the school year.

With your library card, you can get more than just books. The Anderson County Library System circulates SC State Park passes, book club kits, fishing equipment, learning tablets for children, as well as digital magazines, audiobooks, eBooks, and streaming media. Library cards provide access to reliable research resources, online classes, and even popular resources like Consumer Reports,, and CreativeBug.

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