Seed Library

Person planting seed starts

Smithtown Grows

February 13 - September 30, 2023

The Smithtown Library is excited to announce Smithtown Grows' third season.  Patrons with an adult Smithtown Library card can come into any of our four buildings to get seed packets for their gardens. 

We are excited for you to grow with us!

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What is a Seed Library?

In simple terms, a Seed Library is just how it sounds-it loans seeds to gardeners.

A Seed Library works much like a traditional library. The benefits of a seed lending library are many: it is a way to have fun, build community with fellow gardeners and support people who are new to the world of gardening. 

How Does it Work?

  • Each patron is allowed a maximum of 15 seed packets (1 packet per seed type).
  • There is a maximum of one Save the Monarch Butterfly bundle per patron.
  • A valid adult Smithtown Library card is required to participate in this program.
  • Seed packets will be available at Reference Desk at each of our buildings.
  • Packets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

What Seeds are Available?


Basil, Genovese
Dill, Bouquet
Oregano, Greek
Parsley, Giant from Italy


Nasturtium , Empress of India
Sunflower, Autumn Beauty
Sunflower, Titan
Zinnia, Envy*
Zinnia, Gift
Zinnia, Jazzy Mix*
Zinnia, Whirlygig Mix*


Seed Bundles

Save the Monarch Butterfly


Bean, Empress
Beet, Detroit Dark Red
Carrot, Scarlet Nantes
Cucumbers, A & C Pickling
Cucumbers, Bushy
Eggplant, Casper*
Kale, Lacinato
Lettuce, Crisp Mint
Lettuce, Mantilia
Pea, Amish Snap
Peas, Tom Thumb*
Pepper, Black Hungarian
Pepper, Jalapeno (Traveler Strain)*
Pepper Tolli’s Sweet Italian
Pepper, Wisconsin Lakes
Radish, Early Scarlet Globe
Spinach, Bloomsdale
Squash, Black Beauty Zucchini
Squash, Waltham Butternut
Tomato, Isis Candy Cherry*
Tomato, Kanner Hoell
Tomato, Martinos Roma