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 Virtual February 2021

Chinese New Year Virtual Events

The Year of the Ox 

Watch Dennis and Maryanne stir fry a tasty dish in celebration
of Chinese New Year on the Library's  Channel

Watch Ms. Maryanne Read My First Chinese New Year
and learn how to create your own Chinese New Year Fan
on the Library's  Channel.   


Chinese New Year Fan Craft

Stop into the library to pick up a Chinese New Year
Paper Fan Take Home Kit and show off your creation to

Mars Rover Landing Virtual Programs

Watch Ms. Maryanne Read Mousetronaut Goes To Mars
on the Library's  Channel

Watch Ms. Laura create a flying rocket
on the Library's  Channel

Stop into the library to pick up your own Take Home Rocket
Kit and show off your creation to

Is It Vertigo? 

Dowdell Library is excited to share this online virtual health program in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and RWJ Barnabas Health. If you are interested in these online events, please register by emailing Susan Capolongo or Kathleen Johnson for more details.


Click on the craft below to begin! 

Pigeon Paper Plates

Lunar New Year Paper Fortune Cookies

Valentine Heart Trees

Pom Pom Hot Cocoa Mugs

Small Business & Job Resources

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Paycheck Protection Program

Visit and scroll to the bottom of the page. 
Next click on Job & Career Accelerator to get started. Create a 
FREE account with a username (email address) and password 
to keep track of your progress.

An online community to help you with your job search, connect you with
other people who are (or have recently been) looking for jobs and
interact with a volunteer coaching network.

View the CALENDAR for FREE webinars and online training. Click on eRESOURCES for business, nonprofit organizations, and economic development information.
Job Openings
and Small Business Resources 

Instantly borrow media, eBooks & comics to enjoy on your computer, tablet, phone & TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded for offline enjoyment later.

 Browse our eBooks to find popular and classic novels, non-fiction, study guides, mysteries, romance, Young Adult literature, and more.

Overdrive App - Mobile or Tablet Device eBook Access

Digital magazines at your library! Thousands of titles with unlimited access, automatic checkout, and full color editions with new and back issues.
Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

South Amboy Citizen Newspaper
Years 1910-2000

South Amboy Sayreville Times 
October 18, 1991 - Present 

St. Mary's/Cardinal McCarrick Yearbooks 
South Amboy/Hoffman High School Yearbooks 

New Jersey Digital Highway
Online Research Available 24/7

To search click below

To search all JERSEYCLICKS categories and or CONSUMER REPORTS, click below. Once you find an article, enter your whole library card number starting with for full text access.
Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses (59 million) and U.S. residents (310 milliion). 

Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more
Discover your family history and genealogy. 

Click the link below and enter your library card number to begin your family history journey.



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New @ Dowdell
Kids & Teens
Small Business & Job Resources
Digital Content
Contact Us


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12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Monday 9:30 - 10:30 am

Holiday Closing
Monday, February 15
Presidents' Day 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, hours may be modified.

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

Contact Us
(732) 721-6060 Telephone
(732) 721-1054 Fax



Search for your favorite books, movies, music, and more. Download and connect to digital content! Use LMxPRESS PLUS to: place holds on items, manage your library account, store
a digital copy of your library card on your device and much more! 

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Reserve Up-Coming Releases 


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. 

Click here to view past exhibits

   How do I ... ?

Support the Dowdell Library Foundation

#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.

Click on the image above and enter your 9 digit library card number to begin searching!

Explora is easy-to-use and provides reliable online content for elementary and secondary school students.

Elementary School

Secondary School 

Storytime Online
is a free website that features 100's of picture books read aloud by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Learn a foreign language!

Instantly borrow media, eBooks & comics to enjoy on your computer, tablet, phone & TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded for offline enjoyment later.

Digital magazines at your library! Thousands of titles with unlimited access, automatic checkout, and full color editions with current and back issues.


This month's tech corner features everyone's favorite video games. Since the early 1970's, video games have had an immense impact on everyone's lives. Starting with the Atari. As technology evolved so did the graphics and the way video games were made.

Now in the year 2021, consoles like the PS4 and the Xbox One are the newest video game sensations with the PS5 just released this past November. A lot of the time companies try to one up each other by releasing their console the same time another company does.

So how does someone choose one over the other? Many times it has to do with the type of games that are being released, but other times it's what your friends end up getting so that you can join in and play with them. As adults you can research which console will you get the most usage out of time and money. For example, the PS4 has better capture features and supports VR, where  the Xbox One only excels in media features with its Ultra HD Blu-ray support. All in all it comes down to preference and what you like best.

With that being said, if you're looking for some new games to play, stop in at the Library to take a look at all the new video games available to check out. Please keep in mind the game's rating and it is a one week loan. When things return to normal, we'll have in-house video game programs! Until then, keep enjoying them from the comfort of your own home.

XBox One Vs. PS4

X Box One and PlayStation 4 pictured above

Downloadable content, 
24 hours / 7 days a week.

Latest Overdrive Advantage
eBook Additions

Leave the World Behind
Alam, Rumaan

Mystery of Mrs. Christie
Benedict, Marie

Vanishing Half
Bennett, Brit

Pretty Things
Brown, Janelle

Last Flight
Clark, Julie

When No One Is Watching
Cole, Alyssa

French, Tara

Book of Lost Names
Harmel, Kristin

Troubles in Paradise
Hilderbrand, Elin 

Watching You
Jewell, Lisa

Lost Boys
Kellerman, Faye

Kline, Christina Baker

Long Bright River
Moore, Liz

Coldest Winter Ever
Souljah, Sister

Sun Down Motel
St. James, Simone

American Traitor
Taylor, Brad

Memorial Drive
Trethewey, Natasha

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

Visit the link below to get started with eBooks 
COVID - 19 Resources

Middlesex County Total Cumulative Coronavirus Cases

Up to date information regarding COVID-19 from the Official State of NJ NJ Coronavirus Tracker

National Alliance for Grieving Children

Up to date information regarding COVID-19 from the CDC

Managing Stress During Covid

Covid Controls tracks and visualizes how governments around the world are responding to the Covid-19 outbreak

COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
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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