• Summer Reading Program begins
    with party, ends at Steel Pier

    Steel PierThe Atlantic City Public Library will begin its Summer Reading Program for children and teens with a kickoff party Tuesday, June 25, at 2 p.m. at Main Library. The kickoff party will include a performance by a magician, balloon artist and information about the Summer Reading Program. Click here to read more.
  • Adult Reading Challenge to include prizes;
    registration begins June 25

    Universe of StoriesThe Atlantic City Free Public Library is holding an Adult Summer Reading Challenge, and the theme is “A Universe of Stories.” Participants can win prizes for reading books, writing reviews, and attending library programs. Those interested register and have a library card in good standing to participate. Registration for the Summer Reading Challenge will run June 25-July 23. Click here to read more.
  • Take Me to Your Reader:
    New Sci-Fi Book Club starts in June

    sci fi book clubTeenagers and adults are invited to participate in the Atlantic City Free Public Library’s Summer of Sci-Fi Book Club. The group will meet once a month from June through August. Those interested in the book club must have an Atlantic City Library card in good standing and sign up at the Main Library Help Desk. Below is the book club schedule and featured titles. Click here to read more.
  • Library receives $10,000 grant to offer ESL classes

    American Dream Literacy logo2The Atlantic City Free Public Library was one of 16 public libraries selected nationwide this year to receive a $10,000 American Dream Literacy Initiative grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and Dollar General Literacy Foundation. With the funding, the library will offer a new program, “Path to the American Dream: English Language Learning.” As part of the program, the library will hold English as a Second Language (ESL) basic courses. Click here to read more.
  • Library offering new workforce training program

    workforce trainingThe Atlantic City Free Public Library, in partnership with Atlantic Cape Community College, will look to present greater employability opportunities for local residents by offering a new training program: Communication Skills for the 21st Century Workforce (CS21). The CS21 program will provide qualified disadvantaged, displaced and employed workers an additional opportunity to obtain workplace literacy services and career pathway training. The training is free for all participants. Click here to read more.

Exchange Food for Fines, learn how to get published during National Library Week

NLW2015 Banner 200x300National Library Week is April 12-18 – and it is a time to recognize the importance of libraries to the communities they serve.
Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong at your library.
Today’s libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people. Libraries provide cultural heritage and genealogical collections, materials in print and electronic formats, job seeking resources, English as a second language and citizenship classes and many other creative and resourceful programs.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
The Atlantic City Free Public Library’s plans for National Library Week include:
•    ‘Food for Fines’ exchange from April 13-18 – Library members with overdue materials can make a food donation at the Main Library or Richmond Branch Library in lieu of paying a fine. For each non-perishable item donated during National Library Week, 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.
•    Tips on How to Get Published on Saturday, April 18, at 2:30 p.m. — Kathleen Volk Miller, Director of Drexel University’s Graduate Program in Publishing Program and Co-editor of Painted Bride Quarterly, will talk about the publishing industry.
For more information, please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3112.

experience logo no background Click above to visit the Atlantic City Experience site. Visit the Atlantic City Historical Museum and see the best historical and cultural resources of Atlantic City.

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