• Kitty Ostrum

In the book stacks: Atlantic County Library news



Cooler temperatures, shorter days and perhaps spending a little more time at home can all point in the direction of checking out what the Atlantic County Library System has to offer you.


Mobile Printing: With our MobilePrint Service, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to Atlantic County Library System’s printers from anywhere.


Books by Mail: Books by Mail adds about 60 or 70 new items each month. Large print books and audiobooks are the most frequently requested items. In fact, just about every item owned by the library system may be requested.


The Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton is located at 451 South Egg Harbor Road and may be reached by calling (609) 561-2264.


Many library services are available 24/7 at www.atlanticlibrary.org.


Recommended Reading: Upcoming titles that will be circulating in our collection soon:


The Children’s Blizzard

A Novel by Melanie Benjamin


The morning of January 12, 1888, was unusually mild, following a punishing cold spell. It was warm enough for the homesteaders of the Dakota Territory to venture out again, and for their children to return to school without their heavy coats—leaving them unprepared when disaster struck.


At the hour when most prairie schools were letting out for the day, a terrifying, fast-moving blizzard blew in without warning. Schoolteachers as young as 16 were suddenly faced with life and death decisions:


Keep the children inside, to risk freezing to death when fuel ran out, or send them home, praying they wouldn’t get lost in the storm?


The Push

A Novel by Ashley Audrain


Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had.


But in the thick of motherhood’s exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter—she doesn’t behave like most children do.


Or is it all in Blythe’s head? Her husband, Fox, says she’s imagining things. The more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity, and the more we begin to question what Blythe is telling us about her life as well.


Then their son Sam is born—and with him, Blythe has the blissful connection she’d always imagined with her child. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fallout forces Blythe to face the truth.