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Library Exhibits

Anne Louise Davis RoomThe Library mounts dozens of exhibits and displays throughout the year showcasing artists, private collections and local history photographs. Feature exhibits are mounted in the Anne Louise Davis Gallery on the lower level. Other exhibits are displayed in the Plainfield Room, the Main Lobby, and in display cases throughout the Library. All areas of the Library are accessible to the handicapped.

Annual exhibits include the Union County Teen Arts Exhibit (usually in January) and the
Plainfield Photography Contest Exhibit (usually in November or December.)

Upcoming and current arts exhibitions are noted on the Library's Calendar, along with
additional Library-related events.

Selections of framed local history photographs and memorabilia are available on loan to community agencies upon request. For information, contact Special Collections at 908-757-1111 ext. 136 or email the Local History Department.

Online Exhibits

Online exhibits allow the Library to showcase its local history resources through thematic presentations. Some have been developed specifically for the website, while others document short-term physical exhibits and make them available to future generations. Viewers can appreciate the creativity and scholarship invested in the original exhibit while learning about the range and depth of the Library's local history collections.

We hope you will enjoy the following exhibits:

"Workers on top of City Hall
Cupola," c. 1918, by Paul R. Collier.
Chronicles of Plainfield Exhibition, 2009.

Annual Photography Competitions

Fine Arts Collection

Education In Plainfield (as seen through historical documents)

Glimpse of History (library images from the Star Ledger series)

Local History Photo of the Month

Plainfield Porches, 1900-1950

Plainfield On the Move (Transportation Exhibit)

Plainfield Lost But Not Forgotten

Chronicles of Plainfield

Milt Campbell, Plainfield Champion

Bicycling in Plainfield

Julio Cesar Ortiz Artwork

Building Faith in Plainfield: Exploring the City's History Through its Houses of Worship

Census 2020

Constitution Week 2020

Mayflower Roots in New Jersey, 400th Anniversary

Hidden Collections: Plainfield Black History Resources at Plainfield Public Library

Constitution Week 2021

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