• Kristina Zill

Calling All Gardeners!


The 2nd annual Countywide Seed Swap is on at all Delaware County Public Libraries, now until June 1st.

Bring in your partially used seed packets and file them in the designated card catalogue drawer under the appropriate letter (B for Beans). Then find some seeds you might want to try (H for Heliotrope) and use one of our nifty envelopes to help yourself to the number of seeds appropriate for your garden.

It’s an excellent way to expand your garden without having to spend a fortune. To get the party started, Transition Catskills has donated heirloom vegetable seeds to each library.

Library addresses and hours are as follows:

Andes Public Library, 242 Main St., Andes, NY (845) 676-3333 Monday, Tuesday: 1 pm – 6 pm Wednesday: 11 am – 4 pm Thursday: 5 pm – 8 pm Friday: 1 pm – 5 pm Saturday: 10 am – 12 pm closed Sunday

Bovina Public Library, 33 Maple Avenue, Bovina Center, NY  (607) 832-4884 Tuesday, Thursday: 10:30 am – 3 pm Wednesday: 1 pm – 7 pm Saturday: 9 am – 2 pm closed Sunday, Monday, Friday

Cannon Free Library, 40 Elm St., Delhi, NY  (607) 746-2662 Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30 am – 7 pm Wednesday, Friday: 9:30 am – 5 pm Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm (till March 31st) closed Sunday closed Saturday from April thru October

Skene Memorial Library, 1017 Main St., Fleischmanns, NY  (845) 254-4581 Tuesday – Friday: 1 pm – 5 pm Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm closed Sunday, Monday

Franklin Free Library, 334 Main St., Franklin, NY  (607) 829-2941 Tuesday: 9 am – 12 pm; 1 pm – 5 pm; 7 pm – 9 pm Wednesday: 10 am – 2 pm Thursday: 9 am – 12 pm; 1 pm – 5 pm Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm closed Sunday, Monday, Friday

Louise Adelia Read Memorial Library, 104 Read St., Hancock, NY  (607) 637-2519 Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am – 7 pm Wednesday, Friday: 11 am – 4 pm Saturday: 12 pm – 4 pm closed Sunday, Monday

Fairview Public Library, 43 Walnut St., Margaretville, NY   (845) 586-3791 Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 am – 5 pm Wednesday: 11 am – 7 pm Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm closed Sunday, Monday

Roxbury Library Association, 53742 State Hwy 30, Roxbury, NY  (607) 326-7901 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm closed Sunday, Tuesday, Friday

Sidney Memorial Public Library, 8 River St., Sidney, NY  (607) 563-8021 Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8:30 pm Friday: 9 am – 6 pm Saturday: 9:30 am – 4 pm Sunday: 1 pm – 4 pm

Stamford Village Library, 117 Main St., Stamford, NY  (607) 652-5001 Tuesday, Thursday: 1 pm – 7 pm Wednesday, Friday: 10 am – 5 pm Saturday: 12 pm – 6 pm closed Sunday, Monday

William B. Ogden Free Library, 42 Gardiner Place, Walton, NY  (607) 865-5929 Tuesday, Friday: 10 am – 5 pm Wednesday, Thursday: 2 pm – 8 pm Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm closed Sunday, Monday