Atlantic City Free Public Library Celebrates 115th Anniversary

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The Atlantic City Free Public Library is celebrating a big milestone.

On Monday, April 9th, community members and local officials gathered at the library to celebrate and mark its 115th anniversary.

The Free Public Library has been serving the city and its residents since it formally opened its doors in 1903. Mayor Frank Gilliam says honoring something that has provided so much to the community is the city's way of saying thank you.

"115 years of serving anything is something well worth having love and consideration for," said Gilliam. "If it weren't for libraries the world would be ignorant."

To mark the library's big milestone, officials officially opened its new exhibit titled "The History of the Atlantic City Free Public Library: 115 Years in the Making."

The exhibit highlights many of the library’s locations, staff, programs and services through the use of photos and artifacts from the library’s Atlantic City heritage collections.

It will remain open through the middle of June.

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