About the Seed Library

Seed LibraryThe Mattapoisett Free Public Library Seed Library first opened in May of 2018 composed entirely of donated seeds from Seed Savers Exchange. It quickly became a beloved facet of the collection. Interest only increased during the coronavirus pandemic when patrons requested hundreds of packets of seeds. Today, the Seed Library continues to help patrons kick-start their garden each and every spring. 

In the spring of 2021, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library received funds from the Richard & Ann J. Prouty Foundation to support a new initiative, "Start Locally - Live Sustainably". As part of the initiate, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library's Library of Things was expanded to include planting tools. All of this is available to borrow with a library card. Come and check it out!

Types of seeds currently available:
Greens & Lettuce


For more information contact Michelle Skaar at mskaar@sailsinc.org or by calling the library.

Thank you to our past and current sponsors!

  • Baker Creek Heirloom
  • High Mowing Seeds
  • Johnny's Selected Seed
  • Sow True Seed Co
  • Seed Savers Exchange
  • Burpee Seed Company
  • Hermann's Garden Seeds
  • Gurney's Seed & Nursery Co.
  • Richard & Ann J. Prouty Foundation,
  • Bank o f America, N.A., Co-Trustee
  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Gardening Tools

Available with Your Library Card

Soil Tester Image Soil Tester

The Soil Testing Kit includes a Luster Leaf Rapitest Soil Test Kit that tests PH, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potash levels. Also included is a Esimen S-1 4-in-1 Soil Test and instructions for use.

Seed Starter Kit Image Seed Starter Kit
The Seed Starter Kit has everything you need to grow plants from seeds: Fiskars soil block maker, Carrot Design newspaper pot maker, and instructions.
Soil blocker Image Soil Blocker
Use our Soil Blocker to quickly make four blocks of soil to easily seed start and later transplant your seeds.
Cultivators Image
Twist Cultivator & Rotary Cultivator
We have one Hand Twist Cultivator and one Rotary Cultivator available for check out to help you prepare your soil for all your planting needs.