• Memorial Day Featured
    The Library will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017
  • Third Thursday Concert Series resumes June 15

    Martin PayneThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will be bringing free entertainment to the city with its Third Thursday Concert Series. Performances will be held on the third Thursday of each month from May through September. Shows begin at 5 p.m. and will be held at the Main Library. Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3112, for more information. Click here to read more.
  • Library staff mourns sudden passing
    of colleague Providencia Colon

    ProviThe Atlantic City Free Public Library recently lost a beloved friend and colleague. Providencia Colon, 48, who worked at the library since 1986, passed away in late April due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Provi was well liked by her co-workers for her kindness, thoughtfulness, and calm and positive demeanor. Click here to read more.
  • Library opens new Learning Center

    Ribbon cuttingAs part of its National Library Week celebration, the Atlantic City Free Public Library held a ribbon cutting ceremony to introduce its new computer lab – The Learning Center for Computer Literacy, Education and Career Advancement – and Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) technology to the public on April 13. Click here to read more.
  • Receive one-on-one assistance
    at weekly Walk-in Job Skills Lab

    job skillsThe Atlantic City Free Public Library offers a free Walk-in Job Skills Labs to library members who need help with job-related tasks. We’ll provide refresher tips for your job search. Beginning in January 2017, the lab will be held Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note the new lab hours. Click here to read more.
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Special programs planned to celebrate Dr. King's birthday

Dr. KingThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and legacy by offering special programs. The programs are free and open to people of all ages. Please call (609) 345-2269 for more information.
•    MLK Day of Service: Food for Fines from Jan. 12-18 – The library will accept “Food for Fines” in recognition of Martin Luther King Day of Service. People can make a donation of non-perishable food items at both the Main Library and Richmond Branch locations. The food will be donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey — Southern Branch. For each non-perishable item donated, the accrued fines for one overdue item will be waived. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.
•     “Read In” on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. – Staff members and special guests will read Dr. King’s speeches and stories inspired by his great work. Selections will include: “I Have a Dream” speech, “Letter From a Birmingham Jail,” “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, “Martin’s Big Words” by Doreen Rappaport and “My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” by Christine King Farris. Light refreshments will be served.
•    Fun Day Sunday: Remembering Dr. King on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. –Participants will decorate a tile that reflects their own vision for peace and hope in the future. Tiles will be integrated into a mosaic to be displayed at the library. Registration is required for the Sunday craft. Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050, or visit the Main Library Youth Services Desk to register.

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