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Seed Library

LLD Seed Library

In 2014, LLD became one of the first public libraries in Illinois to lend open-pollinated, heirloom seeds. Community Seed Resource Program, a collaboration between Seed Matters and the Seed Savers Exchange, expands the collection to include flowers, herbs, and more vegetables!

Seeds are available for checkout in the Adult Services Department. 

The LLD Seed Library is a project that we hope will strengthen biodiversity in our community and encourage the discussion of local food systems and sharing of resources. Click for a PDF of the LLD Seed Library Brochure

Browse our collection by clicking on the links below. Please contact Adult Services staff for current availability: 630-971-1675 or

Help us build a strong collection by borrowing up to five seed packets and planting them in your garden! Enjoy your harvest and let the healthiest plants go to seed. Save these seeds and return some to the Library for next year. Click for a PDF of suggested planting and seed saving instructions. Our goal is to create a self-sustaining collection of seeds that are increasingly acclimated to our growing conditions.

Our inaugural collection was generously donated by the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company. The collection was expanded through our participation in the Community Seed Resource Program, a collaboration between Seed Savers Exchange and Seed Matters to support community seed initiatives. We also thank Jennifer Wannemaker for the generous donation in 2023.