Hamilton County Seed Library

For information on the Seed Library at Hamilton East Public Libraries, click here.

For information on the Seed Library at Carmel Clay Public Library, click here.

For information on the Little Free Seed Library at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, click here.

Click here for information on the Seed Swap

Click here for information on Seed Savers



The seed libraries are free to Hamilton County residents. They will be available during regular branch hours from late March through October. Seeds are provided for check out (as well as classes and resources about growing and saving seeds).

Patrons may check out up to 5 packets per visit to a total of 20 packets per season, and plant them in their home garden. At the end of the growing season, you are asked to save your seeds to return to the library, or use them for your own garden next season.

History of Committee

The first seed library in Hamilton County opened in 2017, spearheaded by Jenny Lambert and Shelli Broadbent.  There are now seed libraries available at Carmel Clay Public Library, and at Fishers and Noblesville branches of Hamilton East Public Libraries

As of the 2021 growing season, there is also a NEW Little Free Seed Library box at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds that will feature a combination of seeds saved and donated by Master Gardeners, and donations by various seed companies.

Carmel Clay Seed Library Committee Chairs: Shelli Broadbent, Kim Jenks, Heather Spinner   

Little Free Seed Library Committee Chair:  Jenny Lambert

Hamilton East Public Library Committee Chair:  Kathy Sasseman


Check out this video on Winter Seed Sowing!

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