• Celebrate Garden Pier's 101st anniversary July 19

    Historical Museum exteriorThe City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library invite the public to a celebration of Garden Pier’s 101st anniversary. The festivities will be held Saturday, July 19, at Garden Pier – located at New Jersey Avenue on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. Click here to read more.
  • International Night Series to include rock performances

    Int Night - Dende resized 8-6The Atlantic City Library International Night Series will rock Kennedy Plaza in both its opener and finale this summer, while continuing to highlight music and dance from around the globe. The weekly series, co-sponsored by the library and City of Atlantic City, will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in July and August at Kennedy Plaza, located on the Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues. Click here to read more. Also, view clips of the shows on our YouTube channel.
  • Local favorites featured
    at Bartram Beach Block Concert Series

    Bartram - Cason Express 6-27The City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library will once again present the Bartram Beach Block Concert Series – a biweekly series featuring popular local artists – this summer. The free 90-minute shows will be held 7 p.m. at Bartram Place and the Boardwalk. Those attending the shows are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets. Click here to read more.
  • Dr. Pitney markerGuide to Atlantic City Historical Markers available online

    The City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library are pleased to announce the availability of a new digital historical resource featuring the commemorative markers located throughout Atlantic City. These markers share the history of Atlantic City and the stories of many Atlantic City residents. Click here to view this great resource.
  • Library opens teen Makerspace

    MAKE AC logo resized smallTeenagers who love to make things – whether it’s their own clothes, music, movies, video games or inventions – have the opportunity to do so at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. Atlantic City teens are invited to “Make AC: Dream It, Design It, Do It” in the library’s Makerspace, which opened April, 14, 2014. Click here to continue reading.

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Library opens teen Makerspace

MAKE AC logo resized smallTeenagers who love to make things – whether it’s their own clothes, music, movies, video games or inventions – have the opportunity to do so at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. Atlantic City teens are invited to “Make AC: Dream It, Design It, Do It” in the library’s Makerspace, which opened April, 14, 2014.
The Makerspace is located inside the Teen Space at the Main Library.
The Atlantic City Free Public Library is one of 15 libraries statewide – and the only one in Atlantic County – to be awarded funding by the New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative, to develop its own Makerspace. The library will receive $7,500 in funding and provide a match for a portion of that amount.
The library will provide teens with access to a variety of technology and tools, including a 3-D printer, digital audio recording, photography and video equipment, robotics, sewing machine and fiber arts, and more.
Teen Services librarian Megan England will coordinate the Makerspace project. She worked with the library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) to create the branding and choose the equipment and programs that will be available in the Makerspace.
“The Makerspace will offer teens the opportunity to come up with products and ideas for their own businesses, develop skills that will help them be successful in the workforce or college, and explore crafting and technology techniques for the pure fun of it,” England said.
 “The contemporary Makerspace movement is really about creating community spaces where people can learn by doing and engage in exploration and creativity using digital and analog technologies. Such spaces can both enrich and empower library users’ lives,” said Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian.
Funding for this Makerspace Initiative is provided by the New Jersey State Library and by LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative, whose services are funded by the New Jersey State Library, which is responsible for the coordination, promotion, and funding of the New Jersey Library Network.
Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3052, for more information about the Makerspace.

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