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A seed library is a place where gardeners “borrow” seeds from the library at planting time. At the end of the growing season, they save seeds from the plants and return a portion of the seeds to the library.

  1. Pick up your free seed packets at the West Acton Citizens’ Library.
  2. Take them home and grow them in your garden.
  3. Harvest seeds from produce and thoroughly air dry them.
  4. Place them in the envelopes provided, label and return to the library so others can grow them next year.

Seed Library Catalog:

Our catalog has just been updated! To inquire about what seeds are currently available, please email or call 978-929-6654. 


  • Alaska Mix Nasturtium
  • Champagne Bubbles Poppy Mix
  • Pink Beauty Saponaria
  • Mixed Snapdragons
  • Sunbright Supreme Sunflowers
  • Helen Mount Violas
  • Sunbow Zinnias

Fruits & Vegetables:


  • Bolero 


  • Peaches & Cream
  • Golden Cross Bantam
  • Double Sweet


  • Diva


  • Bright Lights Swiss Chard
  • White Russian Kale


  • Genovese Basil
  • Santo Cilantro
  • Wega Parsley
  • German Winter Thyme


  • Sparx Romaine
  • Vulcan Lettuce


  • Sweet Granite Cantaloupe
  • Crimson Sweet Diploid Watermelon
  • Sugar Baby Watermelon


  • Sugar Snap


  • Ace Bell Peppers
  • Baron Poblano Peppers


  • New England Pie Pumpkins
  • Baby Bear Speciality Pumpkins


  • Waltham Butternut Squash
  • Delicata Squash
  • Multipik Summer Squash
  • Yellow Crookneck Summer Squash
  • Pantheon Zucchini
  • Safari Zucchini


  • Blush
  • Grand Marshall 
  • Matt’s Wild Cherry
  • Wisconsin 55

We also take in orphan seeds from local gardeners who have extras and make those available to gardeners who need extra.

Check out what seeds we have available as well as our collection of books on starting and saving seeds.

Think Spring!

Print out these instructions.