Do you love the Library? We certainly love our patrons and all the support we receive! This month we will be starting a unique culinary program taking place twice a month. When the kids are enjoying their culinary activity, teens and adults will create their own culinary masterpiece simultaneously.  

Check out our Blind Date With a Book Display. Simply pick up a gift wrapped book and check it out.
You never know what you'll pick up. When you return it, let us know what you thought! 

Lastly for all the Disney fans out there, take part in our Disney Emoji Contest! Guess the name of the Disney movie, by correctly identifying the emoji characters that represent the movie. Guess all of them correctly, and you will be entered to win a prize.  One entry per child or teen.
3D Snowflake Contest
Through February 28! 

Create a snowflake using a 3D pen, or 3D printer. Categories Ages 5-10 & 11-17. Judges will decide which 3D Printer and 3D Pen snowflake is the best and the most creative will win a prize. Snowflakes will be exhibited in our Showcase in March!

Go on a Blind Date With a Book throughout February. Simply pick up a gift wrapped book and check it out. You never know what you'll pick up. When you return it, let us know what you thought! 

Are you a Disney fan? Participate in our Disney Emoji Contest in February! Stop in or email your answers.  Guess the name of the Disney movie, by correctly identifying the emoji characters that represent the movie. Guess all of them correctly, and you will be entered to win a prize. 

Click on image above to print a copy of the contest sheet. 
One entry per child or teen.

Calling all superheroes! You are invited to attend our
Winter Superhero Bash! Come dressed in your superhero best
and find out your superhero name!. Create your own Superhero badge with a 3D Pen, and enjoy Superhero Games!
Culinary Programs

Snowman On a Stick
Thursday, February 16 & 23
3-4 pm

Thursday, February 16 & 23
3-4 pm
Teens and Adults!

Teens! Adults! Join us as we get creative and make fun S'mores on the griddler while kids make a Snowman On a Stick.

FREE Introduction to 3D Printing 
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
All Ages!
Learn what 3D printing is all about. Use free websites that allow you to design your own 3D models. 

Each participant will be able to choose objects to print which may be picked up at a later date.

Registration is required. Please email or call us    732-721-6060
Drop in MiY 3D Printer

Every Monday 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Every Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30 pm and 
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Every Thursday 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Watch our 3D Printer in action!
New designs and creations every week! 
Drop In Zen Coloring 

Zen Coloring Relaxation Sessions will take place
at the Dowdell Library from 1-2:30 pm
for adults and seniors.

Relax and enjoy this stress-free activity with friends
and familiar faces. 

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Support the Library Foundation
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

The Friends of the Library will meet again in the Spring.  
Joining the Friends has a lot of benefits, and they no longer require any dues! Click on the image above to learn more about the Friends.

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.
Don't Go Breaking Your Heart
With These Psychological Thrillers

Deadline - Brown, Sandra
Fool Me Once - Coben, Harlan
The Stranger - Coben, Harlan
Cold Cold Heart - Hoag, Tami
Fear the Dark - Hooper, Kay
Bone Tree - Iles, Greg
Motive - Kellerman, Jonathan
Luckiest Girl Alive - Knoll, Jessica
What She Knew - Macmillan, Gilly
Frozen Dead - Minier, Bernard
Girl Next Door - Rendell, Ruth
Outfoxed - Rosenfelt, David
In a Dark, Dark Wood - Ware, Ruth 

Also check out the selections on eLibraryNJ and Hoopla.

Looking For A Job?
These Resources Can Help

Join #workschat on Twitter Wednesdays at noon ET!
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.

For more information, please visit

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.

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.

Programs For Children
    • Wednesday, February 22  1-3 pm  All Ages! 
  • MIY Snowman On a Stick 
    • Thursdays, February 16 and 23  3-4 pm
  • MIY Magnetic Buildings- NEW! 
    • Monday, February 6  3-6 pm
    • Monday, February 20  2-6 pm 
  • MIY Jewelry Making  
    • Mondays February 13 and 27  3-4 pm
  • Toddler Magnets - NEW!
    • Tuesdays at 1:30-2 pm
  • Toddler Coloring - NEW!
    • Wednesdays at 1:30
  • MiY - Sadie's Studio   
    • Wednesdays, 3 pm 
      • Surprise kit every Wednesday!
  • Code Combat - NEW!
    • Fridays 3-4:30 pm
    • Friday, February 24  2-4:30 pm
  • 3D Pen
    • Fridays 3-4:30 pm
Programs For Teens
    • Wednesday, February 22  1-3 pm  All Ages! 
  • S'mores Culinary Program
    • Thursdays, February 16 and 23  3-4 pm
  • MIY Magnetic Buildings - NEW! 
    • Monday, February 6  3-6 pm
    • Monday, February 20  2-6 pm 
  • MIY Jewelry Making 
    • Mondays February 13 and 27  3-4 pm
  • MineCraft & 
    • Tuesdays 2:30 - 7:30 pm
    • Saturdays 12:30 - 3:30 pm
  • MiY Sadie's Studio 
    • Thursdays 3 pm 
      • Squishy Lights, Snowflakes and Rainbow Loom
  • Code Combat - NEW!
    • Fridays 3-4:30 pm
    • Friday, February 24  2-4:30 pm
  • 3D Pen
    • Fridays 3-4:30 pm
Programs For Adults
  • MiY Sadie's Studio
    3D Printer Drop in Workshops
    • Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm
    • Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 pm & 6:30-7:30 pm
    • Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Zen Coloring 
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
      1-2:30 pm
  • S'Mores Culinary Program
    • Thursdays, February 16 & 23, 3-4 pm

 Monday, March 13 
Come in for the 2nd annual Makers Day at Dowdell Library!
Choose from a variety of hands-on interactive kits and activities to work on. Draw three dimensional objects with our 3D pen, use Play-Doh to illuminate LED lights, build your own remote control car, make jewelry, decorate rainbow colored pancakes and more! Fun for all ages, even parents!! 

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New @ Dowdell
Holiday Closing
Toddler Playdates
Sadie's Studio
February Is...
Latest eBook Additions
Don't Go Breaking Your
Heart With These
Psychological Thrillers
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

Open Saturdays
Labor Day Through
Memorial Day

12 pm - 4 pm

Sunday - Closed
Holiday Closing

Monday, February 20 President's Day 


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. 


Toddler Magnets 
1:30-2 pm

Toddler Coloring 
1:30-2 pm
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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.

Information @
your library
24 hours /
7 days per week

Search for novels, Find businesses and health providers. Look for jobs and find legal information.

Click the image above to start your research. 
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 eBook Additions

No Man's Land - David Baldacci
Dead By Nightfall - Beverly Barton
Dog's Purpose - W. Bruce Cameron
Night School - Lee Child
I've Got You Under My Skin -
Mary Higgins Clark 
America's First Daughter -
Stephanie Dray
Turbo Twenty Three -
Janet Evanovich
Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty
Redeemer - Jo Nesbo
Come and Get Us -
James Patterson
Filthy Rich - James Patterson
Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult
Island of Glass - Nora Roberts
Seventh Plague - James Rollins
Award - Danielle Steel

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.

Digital Café
Stop by for assistance accessing and using downloadable and
streaming materials on your device OR smartphone. 
Learn how to access:  

eBooks and eAudio
Music, Movies,
eBooks, eAudio
Rosetta Stone
Learn a Language
Current Magazines

12 - 2 pm
6 - 7:45 pm

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.


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

February Theme: 
Valentine's Day

March Theme: 


Crested Butte Historical library - Colorado, USA

“The idea of a library full of books, the books full of knowledge, fills me with fear and love and courage and endless wonder.” 
― American Author, Elizabeth McCracken
The Davidoff Exhibition Area
 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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