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Community Excited About the Seed Library at the Greenville County Library System

April 22, 2019

Seed Library at the Berea BranchGreenville County Library System and Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation District have combined their resources to establish the Upstate’s only Seed Library. This free, accessible, year-round source of flower, herbs and food seeds has been received with excitement by the Greenville County community.

The Library System proudly introduced the Seed Library at the Sarah Dobey Jones Branch in Berea on Saturday, February 23. With over 400 people in attendance, the Seed Library Kickoff event offered a chance to showcase the repurposed card catalog featuring drawers filled with over 50 varieties of food and flower seeds ready for planting, and provided a platform to share related resources, classes and programs focused on sustainability and gardening.

Additional programming surrounding the Seed Library provides education on growing food, flowers, and native plants while inspiring an increase in local food production, promoting a healthy diet, and preserving plant diversity with heirloom seeds. Library card holders may select up to ten seed packets per visit and receive a supplementary growing guide provided by Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation District. The seeds have been sorted, separated by type, packaged, and clearly labeled with information and instructions by Greater Greenville Master Gardeners, the Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Greenville County Library System volunteers.

Since opening the Seed Library has attracted 1,477 visitors that has taken home over 6,800 seed packets and 153 new library cards have been issued at that particular branch.


Desegregation in Greenville: The Public Library Story | An Exhibit

September 26, 2018

Bookmobile in HistoryOctober 15-30
Explore activism in Greenville during the Civil Rights Movement by following the story of the Greenville Eight, African American teenagers who helped open the doors of Greenville’s public library to the entire community.

Hughes Main Library
25 Heritage Green Place
Greenville, SC 29601


Wall of Remembrance: A World War One Exhibit at the Taylors Branch

September 20, 2018

World War I ExhibitWe are now accepting photograph submissions to this exhibit honoring the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. This exhibit will run from Oct 29-Nov 30 at the Taylors Branch.

Honor a relative who took part in The Great War by submitting their photograph for the Wall of Remembrance. Any photographs and copies you submit for this exhibit will be available for pick up at the Taylors Branch during the month of December.

Photos must be submitted at the Taylors Branch. Call 864-268-5955 for more information.

Taylors Branch
316 W Main Street
Taylors, SC 29687