Bloomfield Public Library is creating a seed library just in time for Earth Day

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Bloomfield Public Library created a seed library open to all residents just in time for Earth Day.

Choose a bag of seeds from the catalog, take it home to plant in your vegetable gardens and enjoy the flowers! The Seed Library is made possible by the generosity of donors to the Bloomfield Public Library Foundation.

“As the weather improves, our library is looking for ways to get residents active and outdoors by teaching them gardening skills,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “It’s a fantastic way to take advantage of the spring weather while following COVID-19 safety protocols.”

Library staff will be available to assist with selection and labeling. The Foundation has also given generously to expand the library’s collection of gardening books for children and adults, and books are on display.

“The BPL and the BPL Foundation work incredibly hard to create activities that residents can participate in and this is a great opportunity to get out and plant your own garden,” said Councilor, BPL Liaison Officer Jenny Mundell. “For residents who don’t yet have a garden or don’t know how to garden, there is a great selection of library resources and you can also attend their Zoom workshops and other events this spring.

In conjunction with Bloomfield Community Gardens, the library will host Zoom workshops and outdoor events to help patrons learn more about gardening and planting. Follow the online library at BPLnj.org or call 973-566-6200 for more information.

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