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South Amboy Citizen
January 1, 1959

Dowdell Library is excited to share these online virtual health programs in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and RWJ
Barnabas Health
. If you are interested in these onlineevents, please register
by emailing Camilla

From the Archives @ Dowdell Library

Happy 100th Anniversary of South Amboy Hospital
1924 - 2024



Small Business & Job Resources

 Business Source Elite

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Regional Business News

Reference Solutions

New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator


BrainFuse HelpNow


Chinese New Year
Year of the Dragon


Table of Contents

New @ Dowdell
Spotlight on New Books
Digital Library
Small Business & Job Resources
Coming Soon
Contact Us

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
10 a.m. to 8 p.m

Wednesday, Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Holiday Closing

New Year's Day
Monday, January 1


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



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Reserve Upcoming 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

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Support the Dowdell 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.


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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 and begin your family history journey.


Drones: An Inside Look into this Versatile Vehicle

Drones, otherwise known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s for short) have the ability to perform a wide variety of tasks that can include delivering your groceries and saving victims of avalanches. Whether the impact is big or small, drones can do it all!

    So, you are probably wondering, what is this unmanned aerial vehicle that is capable of doing so many amazing things? Well, to answer your question, “a drone refers to any aerial vehicle that receives remote commands from a pilot or relies on software for autonomous flight.” There are four main types of drones: the single-rotor helicopter drones, multi-rotor drones, fixed-wing drones, and fixed-wing hybrid VTOL drones.

While drones have become an integral part of mainstream society, drones were actually developed with the purpose of strictly being used for the military and aerospace industries. In fact, the British and United States militaries used some of the very first drones to spy on the Axis powers in the 1940’s. Today, drones are used for military and aerospace purposes and for so much more including videography, search and rescue, agriculture, and transportation uses.

PC magazine wrote an article on the “Best Drones for 2024” where they rate many different kinds of drones and outline the features they have. The first drone they mentioned was the DJI Mini 3. This is a lightweight drone with nearly 40 hours of battery life and includes a 43KO video camera. This drone is an ideal product for not only newbies to drones, but also more advanced drone users.

Another drone they discussed, also made by DJI, was their Mavic 3 Pro. This drone has three cameras all with midrange 3x lens to ensure excellent picture quality. Moreover, this drone includes obstacle sensors and remote for the drone with a built in screen. Lastly, the article discusses the DJI Air 2S which includes video up to 5.4K quality and a 1 inch sensor camera, both of which are features that makes this drone ideal for photographers.

PC magazine rates all three of these drones 4 out of 5 stars.


Downloadable content, 
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Latest Overdrive Advantage
eBook Additions

Little Liar
Albom, Mitch

Baldacci, David

Manner of Death
Cook, Robin

Unnatural Death
Cornwell, Patricia

Leftover Woman
Kwak, Jean

Alex Cross Must Die
Patterson, James

Mystery Guest
Prose, Nita

Roberts, Nora

Ball at Versailles
Steel, Danielle

My Name is Barbra
Streisand, Barbra

Being Henry:
The Fonz and Beyond

Winkler, Henry

Iron Flame
Yarros, Rebecca

Advantage titles provides South Amboy residents additional access to new eBooks added every month! 
Visit the link below to get started with eBooks 


Small Business
& Job Resources

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.

A Helping Hand for Homeowners in Need 
If you have experienced a financial hardship and an increase in housing related expenses associated with the coronavirus pandemic that created a risk of mortgage delinquency, mortgage default, foreclosure or property tax lien, the Homeowner Assistance Fund may be able to help.
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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