The Atlantic City Free Public Library is celebrating National Library Week (April 13-19) in a big way this year. The library is inviting the public to attend the grand opening for its new teen Makerspace – “Make AC: Dream It, Design It, Do It” – at 2 p.m. Monday, April 14. Click here to read more.
The City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library are pleased to announce the availability of a new digital historical resource featuring the commemorative markers located throughout Atlantic City. These markers share the history of Atlantic City and the stories of many Atlantic City residents. Click here to view this great resource.
The Atlantic City Free Public Library is helping to bring an exciting exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institution to the city for a six-week stay. The library is one of six organizations in New Jersey selected to host “Hometown Teams” – a traveling exhibition that celebrates American sports and sportsmanship. Hometown Teams and "The Atlantic City Experience: Devotion and Determination" will be on display at the Noyes Art Garage Stockton College from March 22 to May 4. Click here to read more.
Teenagers who love to make things – whether it’s their own clothes, music, movies, video games or inventions – will have the opportunity to do so at the Atlantic City Free Public Library beginning this spring. Atlantic City teens will be invited to “Make AC: Dream It, Design It, Do It” in the library’s Makerspace, which is slated to open in April 2014. Click here to continue reading.
Early closing at 3PM on April 17th
Both branches of the Atlantic City Free Public Library will be closing early at 3PM on April 17 due to scheduled library maintenance. As part of this maintenance many our online services may be unavailable for a period of several hours beginning at 3PM including our: online catalog, databases, and ebooks lending websites. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause the public. We will reopen at our regular scheduled time the following Saturday after Good Friday at 9:30AM.
Marker is located on Northwest corner of Tennessee and Atlantic Avenues.
Historical Marker text:
1921- An Atlantic City native, he was the first African-American Chief of Police in the resort's history. During his 39 years of service, Chief Allmond rose from beat cop to Chief. He received more than 65 honors, including commendations from the F.B.I., the Secret Service, and the Atlantic County Grand Jury. This U.S. Air Force veteran received a special citation for "extreme courage and heroism under fire" for dragging a wounded comrade 50 yards to safety during a gun battle that left seven officers wounded. Chief Allmond was recognized by the City's SWAT Team and by "Who's Who in American Law Enforcement." He was a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, served on the boards of the YMCA, Westside Convalescent Center, the Atlantic County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and the Vestry of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. In 1979, the NJ State General Assembly issued a proclamation recognizing Chief Allmond's many years of dedicated service.
Joseph Allmond began his first job with the Atlantic City Police Department in 1947, and from the beginning was determined to leave his mark on local law enforcement. He moved up the department's ranks quickly, getting promoted to Sergeant in 1960, then Captain in 1968, and finally Chief in 1979. Across his career, he often gave back to Atlantic City's community, by working with its youth as a role model. If you have more information about Joseph Allmond, please contact the Atlantic City Free Public Library.
For more information, see these resources in the Atlantic City Free Public Library, Atlantic City Heritage Collections: Local History Biography Files - Joseph T. Allmond Johnson, Nelson: The Northside
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