HAMMONTON - If there is a special hero in your life that you would like to honor, look no further than the Atlantic County Library System’s Heroes Walls.

Throughout the month of November, each library that is a part of the Atlantic County Library System will have their own heroes wall. Visitors are welcome to put up a poem, drawing, or description of their hero. Visitors are welcome to post about anyone who is a hero to them, from a first responder, to someone in the military, or a more “everyday” hero such as a parent.

Senior librarian Rachel Simmons, of the Hammonton Branch, wanted to make sure that the heroes wall was more general, a place where anyone who someone views as a hero could be included. In fact, Simmons herself put up a description of one of her heroes, a library patron who runs a nonprofit.

“I do like the idea of honoring our veterans and other heroes. It helps them to know they are remembered,” said Simmons. She said the heroes walls help to acknowledge the “daily heroes behind the scenes.”

While each Atlantic County Library branch has its own heroes wall, each one will be holding different events to continue the theme of honoring heroes. For example, at the Hammonton Branch there will be a “Heroes Among Us: Book Discussion” on Nov. 29 at 10 a,m. The discussion will allow attendees to discuss their favorite fictional heroes from their favorite books. It’s suggested for teens and adults; refreshments will be provided.

Libraries that are a part of the Atlantic County Library System include, but are not limited to:

•Egg Harbor Township

•Galloway Township


•Mays Landing


•Somers Point


For more information on the heroes walls or any other events at libraries in the Atlantic County Library System, visit

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