Amboys - Drive In Theatre - Drive Into Summer!

July 13th
1:30 pm

Meet real live reptiles! 
From lizards to snakes!

Win a gift card and other amazing prizes such as baseball tickets, treasure chest prizes, a free dinner at Texas Roadhouse, and your very own 3D Object.

The program will run from July 11th until August 26th and the sign up sheet is available during library hours!
Dowdell Library’s
Adult Summer Club

Each week stop in and sample a treat from another nation! Then, check out an item and try to answer a trivia question about that nation!
Every Friday a winner is picked!
Tickets are entered into the grand prize drawing
on August 29
Sadie's Culinary Studio for Young Adults
Visit  Mexico, Italy, and China!
Studio Hours: 2-3:30 pm
MiY Quesadillas - Wednesday, July 20th 
MiY Mini Pizzas - Wednesday,  August 3rd
MiY Mini Rice Balls - Wednesday, August 17th
Food, Fun, and Culture!
Events @
The Sadie Pope Dowdell
Public Library

July 11th - August 26th
Win a free Minecraft Account!
Scratch Storytelling Club
Ages 6 to 10
  • The Scratch Storytelling Club will allow children to create and share their digital stories! Using the computer to design their own stories, they will create and share animations and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry.
  • PRIZES: 10 or more members win a Minecraft account. 20 or more members win a portable computer.
Game Designers Club - Ages 11+
  • The Game Designers Club will create their own video games. They will design and program their own video games using code and computer science. Moreover, they will learn important  gaming concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games.
  • PRIZES: 10 or more members win a Minecraft account. 20 or more members win a portable computer.

Save The Dates

Children's End of
Summer Party

Thursday, August 25 at 3 pm.
Fun and Refreshments!

Adult and Teen End of  Summer Party
Tuesday, August 30 from 4-7 pm.
With Tropical Refreshments!
3D Printer News 
Drop in MiY 3D Printer Workshops
Every Monday 1 to 4:30 pm
Every Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm
Watch our 3D Printer in action!
Programs For Children
  • Kids! Every Monday - Drop in!
    • Kindle Tales 1 pm
  • Sadies Studio - MiY
    • Toddler Playdate
      • Wednesdays 1:00 pm
      • Sounds, Colors, Shapes, Songs, Hear Stories, Finger Plays
    • Children Wednesdays 2-4 pm
Programs For Teens
  • Every Tuesday - Drop in!
    • MineCraft & 10:30-7:30pm
      • E-Game Fun
  • Every Friday - Drop in!
    • Wii U 
      • Fridays 1-4:30 pm
      • Borrow a game you can play at home!
  • Sadie's Studio MiY
    • Thursdays Teens 3-5 pm
      • Build a snap circuit
      • Make Mexican bracelets
      • Lego construction project
      • Create a remote control car
Programs For Adults
  • Sadie's Studio - 3D Printing
  • Adult Scrabble
    • Every Monday 12 to 2 pm
  • Zen Coloring - Drop in!
3D Printer News
  • Stop in and watch our 3D Printer in action every Monday 1-4:30 pm and Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm
  • There are new designs each week!
  • Free workshops

Library Consortium
Summer Bingo

Visit LMxAC members libraries between June 15 and August 15, and have your Bingo card stamped with the name of the library you're visiting.

Each library has been randomly assigned a number. Libraries with branched all have the same number, so visiting a branch counts as a library visit. Numbers will not be revealed on library websites or over the phone.

You can also earn a stamp on the activity spaces (e..g Check out a Book) by completing that activity at the library. These activities can be done at any library, and more than one can be completed at a single library.

If you get 6 stamps on a row either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally., you will win a gift card from a national store chain.

If you fill the entire card, you'll win a gift card from a national chain store and a chance to be entered into a drawing for an iPad mini.
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  • Dowdell Library of South Amboy         
  • Dunellen Public Library                
  • Edison Public Library                      
  • Jamesburg Public Library              
  • Kenilworth Public Library               
  • Keyport Public Library                    
  • Long Branch Public Library            
  • Matawan Aberdeen Public Library   
  • Metuchen Public Library                            
  • Middlesex County College                         
  • Middlesex Public Library                            
  • Milltown Public Library                               
  • Monroe Public Library                                 
  • New Brunswick Public Library   
  • North Brunwick Library
  • Old Bridge Public Library
  • Perth Amboy Library
  • Piscataway Public Library
  • Plainfield Public Library
  • Plainsboro Public Library
  • Red Bank Public Library
  • Roselle Public Library
  • Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library
  • Sayreville Public Library
  • South Brunswick Public Library
  • South River Public Library
  • Spotswood Public Library
Online Offerings
Click here for downloadable content, 24 hours a day.

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 than 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.

IndieFlix brings engaging stories to movie lovers around the world. IndieFlix has over 8,000 high quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV and web series from 85 countries, 2500 film festivals and the top film schools.

You can watch on the free IndieFlix app available in the Apple and Google app stores, on any internet connected device, and on home entertainment systems with Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV (Airplay) and more.

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Look for jobs and find legal information.
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Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 

Wednesday & Friday 

Closed Saturdays from
Memorial Day
to Labor Day

Sunday - Closed
July Spotlight
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Challenge yourself to create a design based on a chosen theme each month!

July Theme:
August Theme:
To attend Sadie's Studio Workshops, minors must get the Dowdell Library's safety certification. A waiver signed by a parent or guardian is required prior to participating in Sadie's Studio programs for
young adults under 17.
Drop in 3D Printing Workshops

The workshops will introduce you to a Makerbot 5th generation 3D printer. You will learn how a 3D printer works, get information about free software to design prints, and learn how a scanner works.
Note: Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Ask about our volunteer opportunies.
Digital Cafe
Tech Help

12-2 pm
6-7:45 pm

Sounds, colors, shapes, songs, hear stories, finger plays
Wednesdays 1:30 pm
Every Monday
12 to 2 pm

You don't need to be a word whiz to enjoy a good game of scrabble!

Come and play a game and make new friends!

Coming soon!  
Digital Media Service!

No Wait List! Available 24/7

With more than 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 upcoming 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.

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.

The Davidoff Exhibition Area

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

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