Seed lending library opens in Eagle RiverSubmitted: 04/11/2015
Story By Mary O'Connell

Seed lending library opens in Eagle River
EAGLE RIVER - Many people came out to Eagle River Saturday to join in on the opening of the city's first seed lending library.

It's the only seed library in Vilas County.

People can come in and check out seeds they want to use. Seeds are categorized by how easy or hard they are to save. The seed library is free, and coordinators hope everyone gives it a try.

"This was a really important resource for the community, not just for Eagle River but for anyone in the community that wants to come use this library," said Olson Memorial Seed Library Coordinator Debbie Jircik. "We are the only one in Vilas County, and I'm not sure if Oneida County has one yet or not. It's just a way for people to have access to seeds."

Everyone is encouraged to bring seeds back to share with the library and the community. But coordinators say the seed library isn't like a typical library in one important way.

"We don't have fines," said Jircik. "It's not like overdue books. If you don't bring seeds back for whatever reason, it's okay. You still can participate in this wonderful project."

The seed library welcomes any seed donations you might have. Contact the Olson Memorial library for more information.

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