• Library Foundation donates new children's computer

    board with kids only use small since its not sharpThe Foundation of the Board of Trustees of the Atlantic City Free Public Library donated a new children’s computer in June. The computer is available for public use — for children ages 2 to 8 — in the Main Library’s Youth Services Department. Click here to read more.
  • Library wins multicultural award
    for La Ciudad Atlántica exhibit

    multicultural awardThe Atlantic City Free Public Library was named a recipient of a 2016 New Jersey State Library Multicultural Award for its “Atlantic City Experience: La Ciudad Atlántica” exhibit. New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute recognized the Atlantic City Library at the annual New Jersey Library Association Conference held May 18 at the Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center. 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 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.
  • 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.
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Learn how to obtain free tickets for 'Growing Up in the Other A.C.' play

Growing Up coverAtlantic City Free Public Library card holders have a chance to obtain free tickets to the play “Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City.” The free tickets are for the 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Dante Hall Theater (14 North Mississippi Ave.).
Tickets will be distributed at Dante Hall beginning at 1 p.m. Feb. 22. Please note that ticket supplies are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your Atlantic City Library card to Dante Hall when picking up your tickets.
Atlantic City Free Public Library card holders can receive a ticket, plus two additional tickets for guests, while supplies last. The free tickets are good only for the 2 p.m. Feb. 22 performance.
The play is based on the book “Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City: Wash's and the Northside” by city resident Turiya S. A. Raheem. From the 1920s through the 1970s the Washington family helped build and shape a vibrant and thriving African American community in Atlantic City’s Northside neighborhood. As we move through each decade of this true history, we witness the laughter, tears, ingenuity, hard work and commitment of one family’s pursuit of the American Dream

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