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Library of Things: Living Library

Living Library


What is the Living Library?

The Living Library is designed to foster interest, offer continuing education and entertain patrons with fun and instructional hands on learning all about gardening and botanicals. To find out more about this standout collection you can visit the Living Library page.

Grab and Grow Kits

You can find Grab and Grow kits as part of Westwood Public Library's Living Library. The kits are designed to provide all the basics for starting your own garden. Grab and Grow Kits include:

  • Garden Bag
  • Garden Tips Leaflet
  • Trowels
  • Hand Rake
  • Seedling Container
  • Spray Bottle
  • Soil Tester
  • Pair of Garden Gloves
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Kneeling Pad

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Seed Library

The Living Library includes a seed library with many varieties of flowers, fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Up to 4 packets of seeds can be checked out a day. After successfully growing any plants from seeds, library patrons are encouraged to "pay it forward" by saving some seeds to give back to the living library to replenish our seed library.

The seeds available through the Living Library are always changing. Among others, you can find the following varieties:

  • Sunflower 
  • Baby's Breath
  • Marigold
  • Radish
  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Tomato
  • Cantaloupe
  • Pumpkin
  • Coriander
  • Thyme
  • + More

There are many more varieties of seeds available. Come on in to the Westwood Public Library to see what the Living Library has to offer!

Contact Us

Main Library Call: 781-320-1081  
Reference Desk Call: 781-320-1045 Email:
Children's Desk Call: 781-320-1042 Email:
Islington Branch Library Call: 781-326-5914 Email:

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Westwood Public Library

Main Library

660 High Street
Westwood, MA 02090
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Islington Branch

273 Washington Street
Westwood, MA 02090
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