Special Collections

Special Collections

The Library of Things

We offer educational toys, technology and exploration tools, and games for patrons to borrow. The Library of Things is a service that offers non-traditional items for checkout—such as robots, telescopes, and board games. View available items from our Library of Things collectionwhich may be borrowed for 2 weeks.
Items were selected based on community feedback from surveys. We listened to your suggestions and opted for microscopes, computer programming toys, and children’s games like Candy Land and Connect 4. Board games for teens and adults, such as Carcassonne and Apples to Apples, are also available.

The Seed Library

We are excited to offer a Seed Share Library at the Civic Center Library main information desk! The Seed Share Library provides prepackaged seeds, distributed free of charge by the Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club. Seeds are saved and packaged by club members.

A variety of vegetable and flower seeds appropriate to the local area are available, and change with the seasons. The goal of this project is to encourage people not just to try their hand at growing food plants and flowers, but to eventually save and share their own seeds from these open pollinated plants, which are best suited to the local climate and conditions.