While beauty is not typically associated with a library, the Trenton Free Public Library stands as an exception to this rule with two art exhibits showcasing Trenton and its residents currently on display. 

Outside the Library you can check out the Fabric of Trenton exhibit on display in the Library’s Rose Garden which as part of the global street art project “Inside Out,” showcases 14 portraits of Trentonians  to capture the true essence of the people of Trenton and how they come together to make the city a home.

Inside the library, one can visit the Mezzanine Gallery and check out the Trenton Public School Students Group Show exhibit.

This exhibit showcases artwork created by different schools, students, and teachers within the Trenton Public Schools, displaying the journey  art students take. From their first attempts using a pencil and brush at the elementary level, to developing skills and confidence in middle school, and finally mastering the elements of art in high school. Art is a way for the students to explore their imaginations, express their feelings, and not be worried about the “right” or “wrong” answer. 

“As their teachers we are proud of our students and the work that they produce with us. Watching them try new materials and enter this world of creativity is magic.” says Nicole Backlund, teacher at Trenton’s Ninth Grade Academy.


The Trenton Free Public Library is located at 120 East Hanover Street. Hours are Mon-Thurs 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Fri-Sat 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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