What We Offer

 What’s available at the Library? Books, of course!

Books for all ages, from preschoolers to adults. There are picture books, novels, paperback books, factual or nonfiction books on almost any topic, reference books and atlases, large print books, and even talking books for the blind and physically handicapped. There are 65,000 books.

Magazines

The Trenton Library has over 200 magazine and journal titles, and subscriptions to nine newspapers. Need an article on a specific topic? Using the online magazine indexes helps to speed up the search, and many of the full text articles can be printed as you search.

Videos, Books on Tape and CD, Music CDs

Tired of reruns on television? Try one of the DVDs or videos available at the Library. We have more than 1000. Listen to a book on CD or tape while driving to and from work, exercising, or even while working around the house. The library has over 2000 to choose. There are also books on tape and CD for children, many accompanied by actual books for the little ones to read along as they listen. Books on tape or CD are also a great idea for entertaining children on long car trips. The library has a selection of books on tape or CD for young adults as well. Rather listen to music while on the road? The Library has a variety of music CDs from classical to opera to big band to rock and roll. There are more than 500 adult music CDs. You will also find a collection of kids music CDs at the library. 

Internet

Access to the Internet is available at the Library. Inquire at the Reference Desk for details on using the Internet or about registering for the free Internet classes.

Facilities

Take a virtual tour of the new Library! As you enter the Library you are greeted on the left by display cases. Local groups and individuals exhibit special collections on a monthly basis. A door leads into the Local History Room which houses the local archives. The archives are available for research. Continuing on into the library you are welcomed into the children's area where a large puppet theater beckons children of all ages. Also in that area is the Programming Room. Storytelling and crafts events for children are held there. The book discussion groups meet there and authors and other speakers give occasional special programs.

Going back to the middle of the Library we pass large tables between aisles of books on either side. There is plenty of room for research. But to read a magazine or book in real comfort go to the sofas and chairs near the large windows. Especially helpful during busy evenings and weekends, is a Quiet Study Room at the rear of the Library. Near the Reference Desk are the computer stations with Internet connections available for patrons. One computer station has word processing available. A librarian is always available at the Reference Desk for questions.

After you have selected a book and are on your way out use the new self-checkout machine to check out your book. You won't have to wait in line at the front desk.

Words cannot do justice to our beautiful Library. Come visit us soon!

 

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