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Seed Library

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The Barbara Bass Seed Library is a collection of seeds available for Tyler Public Library patrons to grow at home. This program encourages health and learning by aiding local residents in starting their own garden.

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How It Works

Pick Your Seeds: You must have a Tyler Public Library Card. Patrons can take up to 10 packets of seeds per family per year.

Bring Seeds Back: After the season, bring us seeds that you have harvested from your crops to help us replenish the seed collection for other patrons.

What We Offer


  • Beans, Beets, Broccoli
  • Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Chard, Corn, Cucumber
  • Herbs, Eggplant, Lettuce
  • Onion, Peas, Pepper, Pumpkin
  • Radishes, Spinach, Squash
  • Tomatoes, Turnip


We offer different flowers and ornamentals each season, dependent upon what has been brought back and donated.

We currently have a large selection of sunflowers!


Why You Should Use It

Not only can gardening prove to be a great way to combat stress and depression, it is also great for the environment. By growing and using your own crops, you are helping to build a more sustainable future.

Our seed library is a great way to give that bright future to the community!

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