• Summer Reading Program
    for children, teens begins June 28

    SRPThe Atlantic City Public Library will kick off its Summer Reading Program for children and teenagers on Tuesday, June 28 at 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read.” The event is for kids ages 17 and younger, and it will include a magic show starring Chad Juros and special guests. Click here to read more.
  • Library mourns loss of former Director

    The Atlantic City Free Public Library was saddened to hear about the passing of its former Library Director Richard Sweeney, who died on May 19. He was appointed Director in 1971 and held that position until 1976. Click here to read more.
  • Second weekly adult literacy class added

    Literacy VolunteersThe Atlantic City Free Public Library and Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic are now offering a second adult literacy class - beginning Monday, April 18 - for individuals who need help with their reading and writing skills. The new Monday class is for adults on a first grade reading level or lower, while the Tuesday class is for adults reading at a fifth grade level or lower. Click here to read more.
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New Richmond Branch Library now open to the public

New Richmond Branch Library

 

The Atlantic City Free Public Library opened its new Richmond Branch Library – located at Ventnor and Windsor avenues – to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Check out photos, plus a Press of Atlantic City story and TV 40's coverage from Richmond's opening day.

 

 

 

 The branch, located in the new Richmond Avenue School, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The library provided a Richmond Branch at the original Richmond Avenue School from July 1923-July 2009. The school was demolished in 2009 after voters approved a referendum earlier that year to build new Richmond Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue schools.
The new Richmond Branch Library is 3,000 square feet – five times larger than the previous branch. The increased size will allow the library to offer programs, more computers and an expanded selection of resources.
“We are excited to make this location available to the public,” Library Director Maureen Sherr Frank said. “We think everyone’s going to love the new Richmond Branch.”
Please call (609) 340-0215 for information.

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