Seed Savers Exchange Club


New Glarus Public Library is thrilled to announce the launch of our seed library!  We currently have 24 varieties of vegetables, 8 varieties of herbs, and 8 varieties of flowers available for you to check out.  All of our seeds come from open-pollinated, heirloom plants, and have been carefully selected to grow well in our Southern Wisconsin climate.

To join the Seed Savers Exchange Club, all you need is a valid SCLS library card.  Stop by the checkout desk to pick up a copy of the club contract, and then choose your seeds (currently housed in a lovely vintage card catalog).  Patrons may borrow up to six different varieites of seeds.  As your plants mature, prepare to save some of their seeds and return them to the library, so that the seeds can be checked out again next year.

For updates and helpful gardening hints, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.  You can sign up for our Seed Savers Exchange Club online newsletter by e-mailing us at

Upcoming Gardening Workshops (more details will be posted when available)

Monday, July 14th @ 6:30 - Composting Basics

Monday, August 4th @ 6:30 - Canning and Preserving Produce

Monday, September 8th @ 6:30 - Saving Seeds at Home

Monday, October 6th @ 6:30 - The Herbal Spa


Flower seeds available for checkout

Herb seeds available for checkout

Vegetable seeds available for checkout

Getting Started

Local Resources

Planting Guide

Planting and Seed Saving Tips

Seed Catalog Reference List


Looking for some great gardening books to check out?  We can help with that!  Stop by the library to browse our collection, or search LINKcat to see which books are available throughout the South Central Library System.