• Need help with your reading or writing skills?

    Literacy VolunteersThe Atlantic City Free Public Library and Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic are offering a basic adult literacy class for individuals who need help with their reading and writing skills. The class is for adults on a fifth grade reading level or lower. Click here to read more.
  • Summer Reading Program to begin June 23 with party

    SRP logoThe Atlantic City Free Public Library is throwing a party to kick off its Summer Reading Program for children and teens. The party will be held Tuesday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. The party will include stories, games, refreshments and special guests. Click here to read more.
  • Atlantic City Historical Museum
    hosts crew from NJTV show

    Talking Miss AmericaAn NJTV show scheduled to debut this fall visited the Atlantic City Historical Museum on June 20 to film an episode focused on the city’s history. “Drive By History” show co-hosts Ken Magos and Cindy Perman interviewed Atlantic City Library and Atlantic City Historical Museum archivist Heather Perez about some of the moments, people and places that have helped define Atlantic City. Click here to read more.
  • New Adult Summer Reading Program debuts June 13

    Detective and Mystery logoThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will for the first time offer for a Summer Reading Program for adults 18 years of age and older beginning in June. The program theme will be “Unconventional Heroes: Detectives, Private Eyes, Bad Guys and More!” This program complements the library’s popular Summer Reading Program for children and teens. Click here to read more.
  • Walk-in Job Skills Lab held at library

    job skillsThe Atlantic City Free Public Library offers free weekly Walk-in Job Skills Labs to library members who need help with job-related tasks. We’ll provide refresher tips for your job search. Click here to read more.
  • Museum program on July 11
    celebrates 100 years of jitneys in A.C.

    Museum exteriorThe Atlantic City Historical Museum — presented by the Atlantic City Free Public Library — will continue its Second Saturday Speaker Series this summer. The museum is located at South New Jersey Avenue and Boardwalk at Garden Pier. "Jitneys: On the Move for 100 Years" will be discussed 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11. Jitneys originated in Atlantic City in 1915. Click here for more information.
  • Library starts local Hispanic history project

    Hispanic Heritage Month photoOn Cinco de Mayo – Tuesday, May 5 – the Atlantic City Free Public Library launched a project to collect the history of the Hispanic community in Atlantic City. Through this project, the library is looking to develop a collection of materials which future generations of students, writers and genealogists can use to script a community history. Click here to read more.

Kids summer reading program


Summer is here, which means it’s time for the Atlantic City Free Public Library
Summer Reading Program!

From June 23rd to August 18th, children and teens from birth through age 18 can attend fun events and rack up points through the library’s summer games.


SIGN UP. You can sign up for our summer reading program any time on or after Tuesday, June 23rd. If you sign up at our kickoff party at 2 p.m. on June 23rd, you get a goody bag and a free book!

ATTEND PROGRAMS. The library has events throughout the summer. There’s something for everyone—crafts, shows, science projects, book clubs, gaming events, volunteering, and way more.

READ. Read everything! Read books, magazines, comics, graphic novels, and manga.


EARN POINTS. Everything you read and every program you attend earns you points that you save up all summer long.

PICK PRIZES. Starting in August, you’ll be able to use your points to buy prizes like earbud headphones, teddy bears, bags, and other goodies!

REPRESENT. If you are one of our top readers at the end of the summer, you’ll be rewarded with a prize package, a certificate, and special recognition!

Don’t miss out on the best game in town! We’ll see you at the library this summer.

Best summer wishes from the Youth Services Staff at the Atlantic City Free Public Library.All teen programs are open to ages 13-18 unless otherwise specified. Parents are welcome to wait in the main Youth Services area or downstairs in the adult section while their teen attends programs.

All programs are in the 2nd floor meeting room unless otherwise marked.

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.

City of Atlantic City