The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day


Gardening at the Library!

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Get Growing at the Library!


St. Charles Public Library Seed Garden


The place you go for gardening books is the same place you go for seeds to plant! The St. Charles Public Library’s Seed Library (located in the Snack Stop on our main level) offers heirloom and open-pollinated seeds free to the community. While a green thumb might help, there are no requirements to take seeds. You do not need a library card and you do not have to save/return seeds at the end of the growing season.


There is no limit but please take only what you intend to grow. You can always come back for more! Please call 630-584-0076 ext. 1 if you have additional questions about our seed library.



Gardening Programs 


Heirloom Plants and Loss of Genetic Diversity in Domestic Cultivars

Tuesday, May 21
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Huntley Community Room




An introduction to the loss of genetic diversity in plants that humans depend upon by Jerome Johnson, the creative director of the Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills. This talk also features information on the heirloom gardening efforts at Garfield Farm & Inn Museum.



Watersheds and Groundwater


Tuesday, June 25
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Huntley Community Room




Water is a critical component of everyday life for all of us. Summer is here, spring’s rainy days are over, where did that water go?


Join us to follow a raindrop as it falls on St. Charles and find out what can each of us do to make a positive impact on our H2O. Presented by Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District


Born of the U.S. dust storms of the 1930s, Soil and Water Conservation Districts are a locally organized and operated unit of government functioning under state law. In Kane and DuPage Counties, our mission is to support residents’ quality of life by leading efforts to ensure healthy soil, clean water, sustainable land development and regenerative agriculture.