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From the South Amboy Citizen
December 21, 1923
To our Library Friends,

The Library Trustees, staff and I would like to wish you and your family a merry holiday season!     
We have great plans for the upcoming year. Please join us for the Library’s 104th anniversary celebration, a culinary appetizer competition, free tax preparation assistance, a delightful Asian cultural event, a robotics program for young adults, the annual tea party & summer clubs, business, health and financial workshops, interesting 3D printer / pen programs, as well as an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas party. Connect with your library by subscribing to the monthly eNewsletter or logging onto our website

All the best,
  Elaine R. Gaber   
Library Director 

Choose your party!

Enjoy holiday refreshments, and enjoy listening to the "Rhythm 'N Sound"
50's Band!

Fun Party!
MIY Sadie Studio fun
for kids and teens. 

Adults! Enter for a chance to win an Amazon Kindle Door Prize.

Monday, December 4
6-8 pm


Don’t miss the annual Holiday Open House with the “Rhythm N’ Sound” 50’s Band.  Join in for holiday cheer, refreshments, and many other surprises including having the chance to win an Amazon Kindle!


Greeting Cards
Thursday, December 7
4:30-5:30 pm

Holiday Jewelry
Monday, December 11 and 18
3:30-4:30 pm


Monday, December 11
3-4 pm

"Bake" and decorate holiday cookies,
just in time for the December holidays..


Tuesday, December 12
6:30-8 pm 
Ages 18+ Only

Adults! Stop by for some tacos and video games. We'll have a variety of games to choose from along with delicious tacos with lots of toppings! 


Fridays, December 1, 8 and 15
3:30-4:30 pm
Ages 0-100!


Friday, December 29
12-1:30 pm
Ages 5+

Celebrate New Year's Eve early! We'll read a story, share our 2018 resolutions, make party hats, and have a fun countdown! 

MIY Make it Yourself Technology
Handcrafts & Creative Kits
Culinary Studio

Watch 3D Printing in Action

Mondays  12:30-2 pm
Fridays 10:30 am-12 pm 

Learn a Foreign Language Month 
Learn a foreign language with Rosetta Stone.
Just click on the image above to get started.

Support the Library Foundation

Ongoing Fundraiser:
#StartWithaSmile when Amazon donates to the Dowdell Library Foundation Inc. This is a great way to donate to the Dowdell Library Foundation! Amazon will donate .5% of all purchases to the Foundation. Help support the Library! 
The Dowdell Library Foundation, Inc. was established to enhance financial support for the Sadie Pope Dowdell Public Library of South Amboy, NJ with private funding through grants and donations.

We accomplish our mission through fundraising and your contributions, which enable us to increase library capabilities, resources and services for the community. The Dowdell Library Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and all gifts are tax deductible and qualify for matching grants from many employers.


Join the Friends
of the Dowdell Library

 Joining the Friends has a lot of benefits
and they no longer require any dues! 

The next Friends of the Library meeting is
Tuesday, January 9 at 3:30 pm. 

Learn a language with Rosetta Stone. This vital resource includes 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests. 

Learning is structured around core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and more.

Community members can also take advantage of available mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce their language learning wherever they may be. 

Click on the image above to access Rosetta Stone.

Search Our Extensive Archives

The Sadie Pope Dowdell Library is excited to
present digital versions of the South Amboy Citizen
and South Amboy-Sayreville Times. 

Click here to access the archives.


Monday, January 22
4:30-6:15 pm

Do you or someone you know is in the process of starting a small business? Stop by for a presentation by the State Department of Treasury on Registering a Small Business.

In this workshop, discover: 
  • The different business structures
  • How to register a small business in New Jersey
  • Legal entity registration
  • Individual structured business registration
  • How to report your New Jersey business income
And much more!

Limit 25 participants.
To register, please email

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December Is...
Sadie's Studio
Seniors 3D Printing
Job & Career Resources
Coming Soon
Contact Us

Click here to see our complete 
calendar of events.


Monday, Tuesday,
& Thursday 

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday & Friday 
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

12 - 4 pm 

Holiday Closings

Christmas Holiday
Saturday, December 23-
Monday, December 25

New Year's Holiday
Saturday, December 30-
Monday, January 1, 2018



Reserve Your New Book 

Click on the image above to
find out what titles are on
the latest Spotlight. 

Calling All Collectors

Do you have a unique collection? If so, please consider sharing it with us! 

The Dowdell Library has a great area for display: The Davidoff Exhibition Area. We also have two display cases that can accommodate smaller items. 

Please contact the
Dowdell Library 

for more information. 

Move and Groove Toddlers
Wednesdays 10:30-11am 

Challenge yourself to create a design based on a chosen theme each month!

December Theme:

January Theme:

February Theme:
Valentine's Day
   How do I ... ?

Hoopla Is HERE!!! 

Free Downloadable Materials. No Wait List!
Available 24/7
With more then 200,000 streaming and downloadable movies, TV shows, complete music albums, audiobooks, comics, eBooks, and more, Hoopla is a wonderful digital service that you can access on your computer
or download to a
portable device.
Hoopla selections range from Hollywood blockbusters to
best-selling artists and authors as well as niche and
hard-to-find selections.
The service allows you the freedom to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want FREE with your Sadie Pope Dowdell Library card!

Library patrons are eligible to receive up to five 
free downloads per month by going to and clicking on the Hoopla icon on the library’s web page.  All hoopla titles are available 24/7 
with no holds. 
Movies & TV shows – most can be borrowed for 3 days (72 hours). A few titles can be borrowed for 2 days (48 hours).

Music can be borrowed
for 7 days.

Audiobooks can be borrowed
for 21 days.

eBooks can be borrowed
for 21 days.

Comics can be borrowed
for 21 days.
Looking For
 Job Resources? 

Join #workschat on Twitter Wednesdays at noon EST!
This live chat sponsored by the NJ State Library is dedicated to connecting jobseekers to library resources. #workschat occurs on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from noon to 1pm ET. To participate in #workschat, follow along with 
@NJWorks on Twitter.

The New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN)

is an Internet-based delivery system for accurate, comprehensive, current, and relevant occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information. NJCAN contains the latest national, New Jersey and
local labor market data and projections.

local labor market data and projections.

NJCAN also includes information on:

  • Job interview preparation
  • Resume and cover letter creation
  • How to keep a job
  • Self-employment
  • Military occupations

NJCAN is designed to support lifelong career exploration, and career planning and decision-making through easy to use, straightforward search and sorting utilities, and an online portfolio for saving information from all system components.

Job and Career Accelerator allows you to create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.

Need volunteer hours?  Volunteers help make the Library an inviting place by working on projects, straightening up the shelves, etc. 

Please inquire
at the Library.

Thanks for helping make Dowdell the best Library!
Books and Audiobooks

Downloadable content, 
24 hours / 7 days a week.

Latest Overdrive Advantage
eBook Additions

New eBooks added every month

Advantage titles provides South Amboy residents additional access to New eBooks added every month! 

Zinio is a way to get access to over 100 magazines online.

New Issues - The online version of our magazines show up for checkout the same day that the print copies are delivered.

No Waiting List - Unlike the print magazine, if we carry the digital version then it’s available to you. 

No Due Date - Once it’s checked out to your Zinio account it will stay there unless you wish to delete it.
The Davidoff Exhibition Area

Click above to view the latest exhibits on display. Want to display your collection? Contact us! 
 The Dowdell Library is located off John T. O'Leary Boulevard
and adjacent to the South Amboy Middle / High School.

Our mailing address is:
100 Harold G. Hoffman Plaza 
South Amboy, NJ 08879
(732) 721-6060 Telephone
(732) 721-1054 Fax


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