No Donations Accepted

We are not accepting donations for our book sale until Sunday, Oct 1.

The Seed Exchange at the Croton Free Library


Calling all gardeners! Our Seed Exchange is located in the card catalog near the Reference Desk, and it's open for business any time during the Library's regular hours.

Anyone is welcome to take or donate seeds -- all for free. Check out the FAQ below for details.

Anyone can give or take seeds. You do not need to check them out (although it’s great to get a library card if you don’t have one)!

Bring seeds in their original packages and place them in the jar on top of our repurposed card catalog. We accept open packets, packaged for the most recent growing season. Please make sure seed types & packed-for dates are legible.

Five packets at a time.

Nothing! All seeds are donations from neighbors & local businesses. Many thanks to the generous local businesses who donated seed packets: Hilltop Hanover Farm, Millwood Garden Center, Upper Village Blooms, and Whispering Pine Garden Center.

Special thanks to the Croton Lions Club for providing annual funding to purchase new seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Company!

Volunteers go through our donations to categorize and file seeds. Any old, unusable, or suspicious-looking seeds will be discarded.

Not at this time. But we happily accept open, partially used packets from commercial vendors.

We have asked that people contribute only non-invasive plants from the most recent growing season. Volunteers have worked to ensure their quality, but no guarantees, so plant at your own risk.

We'd love more volunteers! Email