Live, online tutoring help available for students

Live Homework HelpStudents who need assistance with homework can receive free, on-demand tutoring help thanks to an online service provided by the Atlantic City Free Public Library. The library offers Live Homework Help™, an online tutoring service powered by™. Students can connect to expert tutors in math, science, social studies and English via the Internet. Live Homework Help is for students in grades K-12 and those taking introductory level college courses.
Students can access this resource from a computer at the library; or, if they are Atlantic City Library card holders, they can use it from their home computer.
This resource – with English and Spanish-speaking tutors – is available from 3 to 10 p.m. seven days a week. The tutors are certified teachers, college professors, professional tutors, graduate students and undergraduate students.
Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050, for more information.

Exchange 'Food for Fines' Sept. 12-17

Food Bank logoThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will hold a “Food for Fines” drive Sept. 12-17. Atlantic City Library members with overdue materials can make a non-perishable food donation at the Main Library in lieu of paying a fine. For each non-perishable item donated, the accrued fines for one overdue item will be waived.
The donated food will be given to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey-Southern Branch. The FoodBank is in need of canned items such as soup, stew, vegetables, chili, meats and tuna, plus peanut butter, jelly, baby foods and formula, spaghetti sauce, applesauce and dry soup. Donations such as diapers, laundry detergent, soap, shampoo and other personal hygiene products will be accepted. The library will also accept donations from those who don’t have fines but wish to contribute to the FoodBank.
For more information, please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3112.

Get your library card today!

Library card signup monthThe Atlantic City Free Public Library invites city residents to get their library card in September, which is Library Card Sign-up Month.

The library connects the Atlantic City community with the staff and technology to help residents find and apply for jobs, access government services, learn computer basics, improve their literacy and English language skills, get homework help, borrow books, movies, magazines and music for self-improvement and recreation, and access Atlantic City heritage.  

Visit the Main Library or Richmond Branch Library to sign up for your library card.

Learn a language with Rosetta Stone

The Atlantic City Free Public Library is pleased to announce that it is offering the language-learning software Rosetta Stone, which has been Rosetta Stonemade available to New Jersey public libraries by funding through the New Jersey State Library.

After going to the Atlantic City Library webpage  — — highlight the Learn tab and click on Learn a Language, where you will find a link for Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (such as English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog).

The company’s language-learning techniques — acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone — are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Rosetta Stone lets users learn their second language the way they learned their first — with an intuitive, immersive method that's as fun to use as it is effective. Rosetta Stone’s method teaches the way individuals naturally learn, and offers real-time feedback and live interaction to keep users on track

The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that learning to speak a language should be a natural and instinctive process, and that interactive technology can activate the language immersion method for learners of any age.

Please visit the Main Library’s Help Desk or call (609) 345-2269 to learn more about Rosetta Stone.

Help the Library plan its future at Aug. 10 public forum

Dad reading with boyThe Atlantic City Free Public Library invites you to attend a special public meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. in the Main Library’s second-floor meeting room. This forum will focus on gathering information in order to assist the library in future planning of services.

Due to a significant decrease in funding, the library has already had to reduce staffing, services and hours. The library remains committed to our mission to meet the diverse educational, recreational and informational needs of the Atlantic City community.

Call (609) 345-2269 for more information.