• Sharp haircuts, minds: Library brings
    'Fade to Books' to city barbershops

    Barbershop photoThe Atlantic City Free Public Library has made children’s books available at select city barbershops this winter after being named a recipient of a Fade to Books grant in 2017.
    The New Jersey State Library, in partnership with the Long Branch Public Library and the Bridge of Books Foundation, launched a grant opportunity for public libraries to join with their local barbershops in an effort to spur young boys to read. Click here to read more.
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
    new sponsor of Third Thursday Concert Series

    HRHC Atlantic City Logo 4C CMYK 1 croppedNot only is the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City bringing world-class entertainment to the resort, it is supporting the Atlantic City Free Public Library’s efforts to provide free music to the community. The casino is the new sponsor of the library’s Third Thursday Concert Series — a free monthly music series held 5 p.m. at the Main Library on the third Thursday of each month from April through September. Click here to read more.
  • Computer, iPad classes designed
    for older adults with vision changes

    LEAP computerAdvancing Opportunities will lead computer classes and iPad classes for adults 55 and older who have had vision changes at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. Learn about assistive technology that will magnify the screen or read to you. Registration is required for these classes, and space is limited. Call 888-322-1918, ext. 501 to register. Click here to read more.
  • New exhibit chronicling library's history
    on display through mid-June

    IllinoisandPacificThe Atlantic City Free Public Library is chronicling the 115 years of services it has provided to the city since formally opening its doors in a house (see photo) in 1903. The public is invited to view our new exhibit, “The History of the Atlantic City Free Public Library: 115 Years in the Making.” Click here to read more.
  • 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 Tutor.com™. 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. Click here to read more.
  • You can quickly charge your smartphone,
    laptop and tablet at the Main Library

    Charging StationThe Atlantic City Free Public Library now offers a charging station after being selected as a contract award winner for funding under LibraryLinkNJ’s “Powering Up: Library Charging Stations Incubator Project.” Those who visit the Main Library will be able to charge their smartphones, laptops and tablets for free in a Kwikboost Charging Station, which features eight secure, ADA-compliant lockers equipped with 16 connectors and fast-charging technology. Click here to read more.
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Individuals living in Atlantic County, Ocean City or Avalon are also eligible for a free card by providing the required identification. If you live outside Atlantic County, Ocean City, or Avalon, you may become a member of the Library by paying an annual subscriber fee. Currently, the fee is $30.00.

Membership applications are available at the Main Library (One North Tennessee Avenue) and the Richmond Branch Library (4115 Ventnor Avenue).

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