In the Stacks of Books: News from the Atlantic County Library

The Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton is located at 451 S. Egg Harbor Rd. and can be reached by calling (609) 561-2264. Follow the Atlantic County Library System on Facebook (, Twitter (@ACLSLibrarian) and Instagram (

Many library services are available 24/7 at

The library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 5.

To see their full calendar of events, visit Registration required for all programs.

Masks are optional, but social distancing is still in effect. All programs can be changed or cancelled.

Story time for toddlers: All children from 1.5 to 5 years old are invited. Registration is mandatory. The latest books and some old favorites will help introduce new vocabulary and reinforce learning.

Tuesday, September 27 at 10:30 a.m. Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, crafts, games and movement while developing their language skills.

Craft hour for toddlers: Open from 3 years old. Thursdays, September 8 and 22 at 10:30 a.m. Registration required. Craft a different underwater animal craft for each session. All materials provided.

Back 2 Craft School: Bookworm pencil holder: Open to ages 3 and up. Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Make a bookworm pencil holder for back to school out of pencils. All materials are provided.

How to drive away the Jersey devil! with local author Tony DiGerolamo: Open from 13 years old. Registration required. Thursday, September 8 at 6 p.m. Local author and comedian Tony DiGerolamo, discusses his new novel series, The Pineys, as well as The Jersey Devil, South Jersey Witches and other local folklore. The series is about a family of hunters who hunt the parents of the Jersey Devil.

Maker’s Space Lap Quilt: Open to adults. Registration required. Registration covers all classes. Saturdays August 10 and 24 at 1:30 p.m. Make nighttime panties according to a shop pattern. Must be present both days. Learn how to piece together a quilt top and tie it. Please contact the library for a list of materials. Sewing machines are provided. Masks are optional, but social distancing is still in effect.

DIY Adult Craft Night-No Sew Duct Tape Zip Pouch: For teenagers and adults 12 years and older. Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Make a zipper pouch with very cool and practical tape without seams. All materials are provided.

Family movie night: Suggested for ages 4 and up, registration required. Join us September 21 at 6 p.m. for The Bad Guys (PG-Rated) movie and refreshments.

recommended reading: Upcoming titles that will soon circulate in our collection:

Lucia by the sea

A novel by Elizabeth Strout

As a panicked world locks in, Lucy Barton is torn from her life in Manhattan and taken to a small town in Maine by her ex-husband and recurring friend, William. For the next few months, it’s just Lucy, William, and their complex past reunited in a small house nestled against the moody, swirling sea.

Fairy tale

A novel by Stephen King

Charlie Reade looks like an ordinary high schooler, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mother was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his father to drink. Charlie learned to take care of himself and his father. When Charlie is seventeen, he meets a dog named Radar and his aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a large house on top of a large hill, with a locked shed in the yard. Sometimes strange sounds come out of it.

Charlie begins working for Mr. Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the hangar is a portal to another world.

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