• Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Walnut Street

    Newly completed Walnut Street project

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Meridian Bridge

    Winter Scene

  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

  • Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Seed Library

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library-seed-library-logoThe mission of the Yankton Seed Library is to increase our ability to feed ourselves wholesome food, while enriching our natural surroundings, by offering: free local fruit, vegetable, and flower seeds raised by and for Yankton area residents; and complimentary information, instruction and education about gardening.

Saving & Sharing Seeds

The seeds you borrow from the Yankton Seed Library are lent to you at no financial cost, and they are priceless.  A commitment to growing plants from seeds is a gift to yourself and your family. We hope you learn much, experience the joy of gardening, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Seed saving is something humans have done for over 10,000 years. When you grow and save your own seeds, you develop seed stock that is well suited to our climate and you save money.

2019 Yankton Seed Library Classes

Yankton Seed Library Brochure

Seed Donation Form


What is the Yankton Seed Library offering?

  • A variety of flower, vegetable, and fruit seeds.

Who can borrow seeds?

  • Anyone that participates in the Yankton Seed Library’s gardening classes can borrow seeds from the seed library.

What time is the Seed Library open?

  • The Seed Library is open in conjunction with the Library’s gardening classes.

What do you mean “borrow” seeds? How can I do that if I plant them?

  • Plant the seeds. Then, at the end of the season, if you feel comfortable, you can return seeds from the next generation of plants. You can learn how by taking one of the library’s free classes. Don’t worry, there are no fines if you don’t save seeds.

Do I have to bring seeds to participate?

  • No, but bringing seeds helps to keep the library stocked.

Who runs the Yankton Seed Library?

  • The Yankton Seed Library is a volunteer organization run by local residents and the Yankton Community Library.


The Yankton Seed Library is supported
through a grant from the Yankton Area
Foundation of the South Dakota
Community Foundation.


Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street
Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Telephone: 605-668-5275
Fax: 605-668-5277

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