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Board of Trustees meetings

NOTICE OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

The regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Atlantic City Free Public Library are held on the third Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m, except where noted on the Board meeting dates, posted below. These meetings are held via the internet and telephone conferencing. Please call the Library and leave a message at extension 3029 or write an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in order to get instructions to attend the meeting.

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January 22, 2024
February 26, 2024
March 18, 2024
April 15, 2024
May 20, 2024
June 17, 2024
July 15, 2024
August 19, 2024
September 16, 2024
October 21, 2024
November 18, 2024
December 16, 2024

*Board Approved 10/16/23
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The Little Library Project

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Thanks to funding from the Foundation of the Atlantic City Free Public Library, the library will launch a project that will make books even more accessible to the community.

The library will unveil its first “Atlantic City Free Public Library Little Library Project” on Saturday, April 22, at 12 p.m. at O’Donnell Park in conjunction with the Second annual Stockton Community Day Clean Up and Party in the Park. Representatives from the library's foundation, Board of Trustees and staff, and city and Stockton University officials will be on hand for the unveiling during a brief ceremony. The public is invited to attend this event, which will held one day before the start of National Library Week.

A Little Library is a book-sharing box that is accessible 24/7, removing barriers to book access to all members of the community. Little Free Libraries promote neighborhood book exchanges in public bookcases, where people are encouraged to take a book from the box and share one for somebody else to enjoy. In addition to having a book-sharing box, the Atlantic City Free Public Library Little Library Project at O’Donnell Park will include a bench for those who wish to read.

Atlantic City Free Public Library staff will maintain the Little Library, regularly stopping by to check on its condition and, when necessary, to supply more books. It will contain books for people of all ages. Many of the books included in the Little Library were donated by the Bridge of Books Foundation.

This Atlantic City site is an official location of the Little Free Library organization – a nonprofit based in Minnesota. The first Little Free Library book-sharing box was built in 2009 in Wisconsin. There are now more than 150,000 registered Little Free Libraries around the world. More than 300 million books have been shared through registered Little Free Libraries, profoundly increasing book access for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

The library has plans to expand the program in the city. Civic associations, ward leaders and members of the community are invited to contact the library about the possible placement of a Little Free Library in one of their nearby parks. Please contact library staff member Kristen Reid-Ortiz at (609) 345-2269, ext. 3044, or email her at kreid-ortiz(at)acfpl.org for more information.
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Syndicated Library News

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Have news delivered to your computer including news from the Library!

RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication, Rich Site Summary, RDF Site Summary, or a variation on one of these. RSS is a text-based format, a type of XML (Extensible Markup Language). RSS files are often labeled as XML. "RSS version 1.0 is also RDF (whatever), which, again, is important only because an RSS file may be labeled as RDF. RSS files (which are also called RSS feeds or channels) simply contain a list of items. Usually, each item contains a title, summary, and a link to a URL (e.g. a web page). Other information, such as the date, creator’s name, etc., may also be available. The most common use for RSS files is for news and other reverse-chronologically ordered web sites like blogs. For example, this particular page on Fagan Finder has a changes log, which is also available in RSS format. An item’s description may contain all of a news article, blog post, etc., or just an extract or summary. The item’s link will usually point to the full content (although it may also point to what the content itself links to)."

What can I do with an RSS Feed?

RSS Feeds are primarily used to display the latest news about a particular subject. If you view an RSS Feed using most browsers you will only see the XML code. Microsoft Internet Explorer does not support RSS feeds. The Mozilla Firefox browser can be used to read an RSS feed. Mozilla Thunderbird is an Email client that includes RSS support. Microsoft Outlook also supports RSS. There are a number of RSS aggregators, programs written specifically to receive RSS information. Many of these aggregators are available for free to download.

What RSS feeds are available at The Atlantic City Library?

  • Upcoming Events at the Library?
  • What items do I current have checked out?
  • What items do I currently have on hold for me at the Library?

How do I create an entry for these Library feeds?

Mozilla Firebird instructions:

  • Select "Manage Bookmarks" in the Menu Bar
  • Click on the "File" menu bar option at the top left hand side of the screen
  • Click on "New Live Bookmark..."
  • Enter a Name for your Feed. e.g. "Upcoming Library Events"
  • Enter the "Feed Location". This is a specific URL that points to the Server that will push the RSS information to your browser or aggregator.If you are using an aggregator just create a new feed and enter the feel location information listed below.

Library news feed: http://www.acfpl.org/?format=feed&type=rss

Library upcoming events feed: http://nj.evanced.info/acfpl/lib/eventsxml.asp?ag=&et=&lib=0&nd=30&feedtitle=Atlantic+City+Free+Public+Library%3CBR%3ESchedule+of+Events&dm=rss2&LangType=0