Messy Mondays Preschool Storytime

Library Garden (Outside) 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ, United States

For kids ages 2 – 5. Join Ms. Damaris and Ms. Adira in the Library Garden for stories, songs, and messy crafts! All activities will be outside in the Library Garden. Masks and social distancing required. Weather permitting.

Touch a Fire Truck

Library Garden (Outside) 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ, United States

Meet a real firefighter! Touch the truck, check out their gear and learn how to keep yourself safe! For kids and their families. Masks and social distancing required. Weather permitting.

Holiday Present Giveaway for Kids & Teens

For Kids from birth to age 18 Thanks to generous donations from Trenton community organizations, the Trenton Free Public Library will be distributing holiday presents for kids from December 15 thru December 17. Sign up is required! To reserve a gift, please call the Children’s Room at 609-392-7188 ext. 32 before December 11.


Kids Take Home Crafts

Drop by the library to pick up a Summer Reading Themed take home craft for your child to make at home! Craft bags are available in the Children's Room.


Dr. Seuss Virtual Storytime – Tiempo de Cuentos de Dr. Seuss

Virtual Event

Join us on Facebook Live each Wednesday in March at 10:00 AM for a reading of a Dr. Seuss classic. Can't join us at 10? No worries! Video will be available for viewing after the live event. Visit our Facebook page at   Únase a nosotros en Facebook Live cada miércoles de marzo a las 10:00 AM para oir una lectura de un cuento clásico de Dr. Seuss. ¿No puedes acompañarnos a las 10? ¡No hay problema! El video estará disponible para ver después del evento en vivo. Visite nuestra página de Facebook en


“poetree” slam

For Kids of All Ages! Did you know April is National Poetry Month? Help us decorate our “Poetree” in the library! Drop off a written copy of a poem that YOU wrote and we’ll hang it on one of the trees in the Children’s Room. Decorate your paper so your poem is sure to stand out! Can’t get to the library? No worries! You can also email us a copy of your poem and we’ll hang it for you ( email: OR Email us a video of you reading your poem and we’ll post it on social media. But make sure to stop by the library at some point, because everyone who submits a poem can pick out a book to keep AND a prize from the prize box!


Family Storytime

Virtual Event

Join Children's Librarian, Miss D, for stories, songs & fingerplays. Live on Facebook every Wednesday. Videos are available for viewing after live event. @TrentonPubLib For ages 2-5.

119th Birthday Celebration

Trenton Free Public Library is turning 119 years old, and we are celebrating! On June 5th, 2021 from 11 am to 2 pm, the library will be hosting an outdoor celebration in front of the library. This event will feature an outdoor history exhibit, art projects for patrons, take-home crafts, and refreshments!

Father’s Day Gift Workshop

Drop by the Children's Room anytime June 12 through June 18 during the hours of 10:00AM - 7:00 PM to make a special gift and card for Dad. All materials will be supplied - just bring your love and creativity! While supplies last.

Tail & Tales Summer Reading Challenge 2021

Keep reading this summer with TFPL's Tails & Tales Summer Reading Challenge! Stop by the Children's Room to pick up a Reading Bingo Card (for kids & preschoolers). Stop by the Circulation Desk on the 1st Floor to pick up a Teens Reading Log. Drop by the Adult Reference Desk for information on our Adult Summer Reading Challenge. Earn prizes when you read!! Ask a librarian for more information!

Nature Storytimes in the Garden

Library Garden (Outside) 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ, United States

For Ages 3 - 10 Join us in the Library Garden for a Nature Storytime and visit with some animal friends. This program is presented in partnership with the Mercer County Park Commission.