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Get Growing with the Free Heirloom Seed Bank at Stark County District Library

May 26, 2017 (Canton, Ohio) – Now that the last frost has passed it’s time to get ready for planting season. If you’re planning a garden, be sure to start by picking up your free Heirloom seeds from Stark County District Library.

The free Heirloom Seed Bank returned for its fourth season at the Main Library and is off to a successful start with over 13,000 seed packets distributed to the community this season. This diverse collection of non-GMO seeds is free to anyone interested in planting a garden or a single plant, and it is a partnership with Stark County Master Gardener Volunteers and the OSU Extension Services. In addition to the wide collection of standard seeds, easy-to-grow seed sets geared toward children are available.

Marianna DiGiacomo, Director of Community Services, is pleased to continue this popular program. “The Seed Bank is a hit with the gardening community. Last year we handed out over 18,000 packets of seeds,” said DiGiacomo. “We’re excited to continue partnering with Stark County Master Gardener Volunteers and the OSU Extension Services to offer this unique service.”

Vegetable and flower seeds are available for pick up in the card catalogue on the second floor of the Main Library until June 15. Seeds are available thanks to generous donations from Holmes Seed, Berlin Seed, Stark Fresh, Monticello-Jefferson Seeds, Sew True Seeds, Anthony Petitti Garden Center, North Canton Home Depot, Territorial Seed Company and High Mowing Seeds. The Main Library is located at 715 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44702.

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One of the 9 largest library systems in Ohio – and the county’s oldest library – Stark County District Library serves the community through 10 locations, six mobile libraries, and a 24/7 digital branch.

A 2009 winner of the prestigious National Medal for library service, the Library serves over 140,000 active cardholders, annually circulating 3.85 million items from its 1.5 million item collection and providing access to an additional 66 million items from lending networks throughout Ohio. Each year the library presents more than 9,000 programs for 175,000 attendees and provides 240,000 computer sessions on the publicly available computers found in each branch.

Today, as it reimagines itself as The Smart Store, where everything is free®, the Library is emerging as a national thought-leader with innovations such as its “no overdue fines” policy, the BikeSmart bike sharing network, and the Start Smart School Partnership.

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