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Melrose Seed Library

The Melrose Seed Library is open for it’s sixth growing season!

Partnership between the Melrose Community Garden and Melrose Public Library

COVID-19 Precautions

  • When choosing seeds, wear a mask and keep a six foot distance from others at all times.
  • Each group of seeds within an elastic or paper clip contains the same variety – take the top one.


  • The Seed Library will be outside the Melrose Public Library on a table.


  • The Seed Library will be available on “fair weather days” during Front Door Pick-up Service Hours.


  • Each patron is allowed 12 baggies of seeds for the 2021 season.


  • The Seed Library will set up a return station in the fall.

Special thanks to those who helped this season!

  • Melrose High School Environmental Club
  • Melrose Community Gardeners
  • Joan’s Book Group
  • Library patrons, friends and neighbors!

Seeds generously donated by High Mowing Organic Seeds and Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company.

Browsing Bags

Don’t have a specific title in mind but want a good book to read or movie to watch?  Try one of our browsing bags!  Click on a link below, fill out the corresponding form, and staff will create a browsing bag of 5 titles for you.

Adult Browsing Bag

Children’s Browsing Bag – infant to 5th grade

Teen Browsing Bag – 6th to 12th grade

When you receive notification that your items are ready for pickup, give us a call at 781-665-2313 to arrange a Front Door Pickup.

Please note that our services are in high demand and in-house staffing limited, so we may not be able to process your request immediately. Your patience is appreciated!

NOTE: we are unable to access your previous selections, so feel free to let us know if you want to make sure you do not receive a duplicate item!

Additional questions? Please contact the library via email,, or by phone, 781-665-2313.