The Little Library Project

Little Library Labels small version

Thanks to funding from the Foundation of the Atlantic City Free Public Library, the library will unveil its second "Atlantic CIty Free Public Library LIttle Library Project" on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 12 p.m. at Absecon Lighthouse. The public is invited to attend this event. This little library will be named “Lightkeeper Buddy’s Little Library” in honor of George “Buddy” Grover, the former lighthouse keeper who passed away earlier this year at the age of 96.

The library introducted its first Little Library in April 2023 at O'Donnell Park. 

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 includes a bench for those who wish to read.

Atlantic City Free Public Library staff maintain the Little Library, regularly stopping by to check on its condition and, when necessary, to supply more books. It contains 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.

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 the library at (609) 345-2269, ext. 3025, for more information.