Seed Library

Saving and sharing seeds with others is an age old practice going back thousands of years. Both the Flossmoor and the Homewood libraries host seed-sharing programs referred to as Seed Libraries. The seed library is a free community resource that encourages gardeners to plant, save and share their seeds with others.  By participating in seed sharing programs, gardeners help strengthen our local food system and increase food security. It’s also a great opportunity to build relationships with other gardeners in the community. You don’t need to be a gardening expert to get started. Gardeners of all levels including beginners are welcome. Helpful materials with instructions on how to plant, collect and prepare your seed for sharing is available at the library. Drop in and take or donate seeds anytime during normal library hours. Or, volunteer to help promote and maintain the seed library. Come help us grow.

Flossmoor Public Library

1000 Sterling Ave
Flossmoor 60422
(708) 798-3600
Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 9 pm
Friday and Saturday 9:30 am – 5 pm
Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00 pm

Homewood Public Library

17917 Dixie Hwy

Homewood, IL 60430

(708) 798-0121


Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Friday and Saturday 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00pm

(Closed on Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Volunteers are needed to help with sorting, labeling, packaging, restocking, organizing, and promoting the Flossmoor Seed Library. If interested, please contact Carrie Malfeo at cmalfeo@gmail for further information.

Harvesting zinnias, snapdragons, cosmos, rudbeckia, and sunflowers

University of Illinois Extension:  In depth seed saving

2020 Four Seasons Planning Your Garden for Seed Saving