• Michael Bleming

Recommended Reading from the Library



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.


Beginning last week, the in-person storytimes and other events will resume. The library is committed to providing a safe environment. In-person events will follow government recommendations for health and safety and have been redesigned to create a sanitary environment that allows for physical distancing. Face masks for anyone over the age of 2 will still be required for any indoor activities until further notice.


Don’t forget to register for the online Summer Reading Program through READsquared at acls.readsquared.com or stop into your local branch. Log your reading, play online games, and complete missions. Once you earn enough points you’ll receive your digital certificate.


The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills. Registration for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is open to all families with children between the ages of birth through 5 years old at all our branches.


To view our calendar of events, visit atlanticlibrary.evanced.info. Registration required for all programs.


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


Billy Summers

A Novel by Stephen King


Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong?


How about everything.


A Slow Fire Burning

A Novel by Paula Hawkins


When a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, it triggers questions about three women who knew him. Laura is the troubled one-night-stand last seen in the victim’s home. Carla is his grief-stricken aunt, already mourning the recent death of yet another family member. And Miriam is the nosy neighbor clearly keeping secrets from the police. Three women with separate connections to the victim. Three women who are—for different reasons—simmering with resentment. Who are, whether they know it or not, burning to right the wrongs done to them. When it comes to revenge, even good people might be capable of terrible deeds. How far might any one of them go to find peace? How long can secrets smolder before they explode into flame?