• 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.
  • Smithsonian, A.C. sports exhibits go on display March 22

    Hometown  Teams Title cmyk LargeThe Atlantic City Free Public Library is helping to bring an exciting exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institution to the city for a six-week stay. The library is one of six organizations in New Jersey selected to host “Hometown Teams” – a traveling exhibition that celebrates American sports and sportsmanship. Hometown Teams and "The Atlantic City Experience: Devotion and Determination" will be on display at the Noyes Art Garage Stockton College from March 22 to May 4. Click here to read more.

  • Library awarded funds to develop teen Makerspace

    MAKE AC logo resized smallTeenagers who love to make things – whether it’s their own clothes, music, movies, video games or inventions – will have the opportunity to do so at the Atlantic City Free Public Library beginning this spring. Atlantic City teens will be invited to “Make AC: Dream It, Design It, Do It” in the library’s Makerspace, which is slated to open in April 2014. Click here to continue reading.
  • Early closing at 3PM on April 17th

    Both branches of the Atlantic City Free Public Library will be closing early at 3PM on April 17 due to scheduled library maintenance. As part of this maintenance many our online services may be unavailable for a period of several hours beginning at 3PM including our: online catalog, databases, and ebooks lending websites. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause the public. We will reopen at our regular scheduled time the following Saturday after Good Friday at 9:30AM.


kids summer reading program

The Atlantic City Free Public Library will officially kick off its Summer Reading Program for children and teenagers with a party Tuesday, June 25, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library’s second-floor meeting room. The launch party, which is for kids ages 17 and younger, will include great stories, games, refreshments and special guests. Those who sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the party will get to take home a free book to start their summer of reading. The children’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Dig Into Reading!” and for teens it’s “A Grimm Summer.” There will also be registration during the party for the Teen Read group. Those who sign up will receive a free book. It’s important for children to continue reading in the summer. According to United We Serve — President Barack Obama’s nationwide service initiative — reading five books over the summer can prevent learning loss. Kids engaged in summer reading activities are better prepared for the new academic year, show improvement in spelling, writing style, vocabulary, and grammatical development. The number of books read during summer is consistently related to academic gains. The complete Summer Reading Program schedule brochure is available below. Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050, for more information.

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