Eagle Rock Branch Librarian Jaime Duval is pictured posing in the seed library nook of the library.
Photo by Aila Boyd

By Aila Boyd

aboyd@ourvalley.org

The Seed Library at the Eagle Rock Library was recently presented with an Achievement Award from the Virginia Association of Counties.

The Seed Library was nominated for an Achievement Award by Cody Sexton, assistant to the county administrator, back in May. “I was really honored to find out that he was even considering this project for that award,” said Jaime Duval, the branch librarian. “When he emailed me letting me know that we got it, I was just ecstatic because I want the library to be successful. The more publicity we can get for it, the more success we can have.”

The Seed Library was started a year and three months ago. Since then, there have been over 60 checkouts and over 30 people who have brought in seeds.

Duval originally had plans to start a seed library at the library in Radford when she was working there, but wasn’t able to do so before leaving for Eagle Rock.

“When I moved out here, I realized that agriculture is a huge part of the community. I realized that this would be the…



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