• Exchange 'Food for Fines' on overdue items Jan. 17-21

    MLK Day of ServiceThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will hold a “Food for Fines” drive from Jan. 17-21 in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. People 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, the accrued fines for one overdue item will be waived. Click here to read more.
  • New weekly Tai Chi class for seniors begins Jan. 13

    Tai ChiThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will host a weekly Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong class for adults 60 and older on Fridays, beginning Jan. 13, at the Main Library. Classes are free and run from 10:30-11:30 a.m. An instructor from the Milton & Betty Katz JCC of Atlantic County leads the classes. Click here to read more.
  • Make appointment for assistance with tax return

    taxesVolunteers from the Tax Aide Program of AARP will be at the Atlantic City Free Public Library to assist the community with basic tax returns by advance appointment only. You must call 1-800-617-1519 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. AARP will be at the Main Library on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 15 through April 12.
  • 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.
  • 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™. Live Homework Help is for students in grades K-12 and those taking introductory level college courses. Click here to read more.
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Library mourns loss of former Director

The Atlantic City Free Public Library was saddened to hear about the passing of its former Library Director Richard Sweeney, who died on May 19.

He was appointed Director in 1971 and held that position until 1976. His contributions included: implementing the borrowing of films, overseeing the creation of a reference collection related to gambling, starting a library index to the local newspapers and managing renovations of the Carnegie Library location.

Richard Sweeney also worked in Atlantic City as a librarian at Central Junior High School and teacher at Holy Spirit High School.

He was serving as the head librarian at the New Jersey Institute of Technology at the time of his passing. The Atlantic City Free Public Library would like to send its condolences to Mr. Sweeney’s family, friends and colleagues.
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