Trenton Library – MidPointe Public Library System
August 29, 2016
On August 11, I had the opportunity to attend a reception honoring the opening of the new Trenton Library, part of the MidPointe Public Library System. Library Director, Travis Bautz, explained that the former Trenton Library, located in a storefront at 21 E. State Street, had grown too small for the amount of activity taking place at the library. The community needed more space, additional parking, a community room, and more public computers.
The new library at 200 Edgewood Drive, offers all of that and more. Library leaders were able to purchase a vacant daycare facility and renovate it to provide over 10,000 square feet of public library space. The new library has an open floor plan with plenty of natural light and features dedicated spaces for kids, teens, and adults, attractive, functional furniture, computers for children and adults, a study room, a large community room with a kitchen, and ample parking. Library staff have taken advantage of additional shelving space available in the new library to add a large variety of new materials too.
Congratulations to Trenton and the MidPointe Library System for making this wonderful investment in the community.
State Librarian Beverly Cain