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In The Book Stacks Atlantic County Library News


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

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


To view their full calendar of events, visit atlanticlibrary.org. Registration required for all programs.


All programs are subject to change or cancellation.


The library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.


Crafts for Kids: Harmonica Vibes: Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. Open to ages 5 & older.

Registration required. Create some vibrations! Kids will craft a DIY harmonica to experiment with vibrations and sound. Materials provided.


Crafting Social Hour: Saturday, May 4 at 1:30 p.m. Open to teens and adults. Registration requested. Do you like to chat with others while crafting? Bring your projects with you, (knit, crochet, cross-stitch, embroider, stencil, jewelry-making, etc.) and pass your creative time with new friends. Join us each month while working on individual projects. Refreshments provided. Please advise staff on food allergies.


Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays, May 7, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m. Open to ages 3-5.

Registration required. Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, crafts, games and movement while building language and literacy skills. Materials and snacks provided.


Lego Club: Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. Open to ages 5 and older. Registration required.

Join LEGO Club and create your own Lego designs. All supplies are provided.


Makers Space Sewing: Saturday, May 18 at 1:30 p.m. Open to teens and adults. Registration required. Discover how to sew both by hand, and with machines. Also learn how to take measurements, select a pattern, and choose fabric. On May 18 make a Zippered Makeup Bag.


Family Movie Night: Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. Open to all. Registration required. Join us for movies on the big screen. Check with the branch for upcoming titles. Refreshments will be provided; please advise staff of any food allergies. Guardians must remain with children age 9 and under.


DIY Garden Stepping Stones: Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. Open to adults. Registration required. Embellish your garden with a DIY decorative stepping stone. Materials are provided.

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


Camino Ghosts



A Novel by John Grisham


A giant resort developer is using its political muscle and deep pockets to claim ownership of a deserted island between Florida and Georgia. Only the last living inhabitant of the island, Lovely Jackson, stands in its way. What the developer doesn’t know is that the island has a remarkable history, and locals believe it is cursed…and the past is never the past…



One Perfect Couple



A Novel by Ruth Ware


Lyla is in a bit of a rut. Her post-doctoral research has fizzled out, she’s pretty sure they won’t extend her contract, and things with her boyfriend, Nico, an aspiring actor, aren’t going great.

When the opportunity arises for Nico to join the cast of a new reality TV show, “One Perfect Couple,” she decides to try out with him. A whirlwind audition process later, Lyla find herself whisked off to a tropical paradise with Nico, boating through the Indian Ocean towards Ever After Island, where the two of them will compete against four other couples—Bayer and Angel, Dan and Santana, Joel and Romi, and Conor and Zana—in order to win a cash prize.


But not long after they arrive on the deserted island, things start to go wrong. After the first challenge leaves everyone rattled and angry, an overnight storm takes matters from bad to worse. Cut off from the mainland by miles of ocean, deprived of their phones, and unable to contact the crew that brought them there, the group must band together for survival. As tensions run high and fresh water runs low, Lyla finds that this game show is all too real—and the stakes are life or death.

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