The ongoing pandemic has put a spotlight on inequities in the healthcare system, especially among the most marginalized members of the community. Those who suffer most are new immigrants, the elderly, and people from lower incomes who lack access to medical care, technology, and health information that is necessary to make informed choices about their health. Click here to learn how the library can help!
The Atlantic City Free Public Library received $85,281 funding though the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Grants for New Jersey Public Libraries to support the implementation of the Atlantic City Library Digital Skills Training Project. The goal of the Atlantic City Library Digital Skills Training Project is to provide convenient access to digital literacy skills, workforce training resources and personnel to increase the employability and job success for Atlantic City residents. Click here to read more.
The New Jersey State Library announced that the Atlantic City Free Public Library has been selected to participate in its Hub & Spoke Libraries pilot project, a statewide effort that will provide uniform digital literacy training and credentialing for adult residents at 14 public libraries across the state. Through a competitive grant process, the State Library selected three hub libraries that will serve as regionally-based training labs, and 11 spoke libraries that will provide additional digital literacy support. The Atlantic City Free Public Library will participate in the program as a hub library. Services will begin being offered to the public at the Atlantic City Library in April. Click here to read more.
The library’s William K. Cheatham Building (Main Library) – which opened in 1985 at 1 North Tennessee Ave. – will receive extensive exterior repairs and upgrades in 2022 as part of the Atlantic City Free Public Library Tennessee Avenue Improvement Project. The library has received grant funding from the first round of the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act (ASSEMBLY, No. 222; STATE OF NEW JERSEY; 217th LEGISLATURE), which will fund 50 percent of the project cost. Click here to read more.
Even when the Atlantic City Free Public Library facilities are closed, you can still take advantage of our services. The library offers a variety of premium eResources that are available 24/7 to cardholders who have Internet access.