This double issue will feature summer programming for July and August.
Check out the exciting lineup for ages 0-100!

Nostalgia Night - Vinyl & Film Party
Celebrity Storytimes
Toddler Programs
Culinary Workshops
Animal Program
MIY Jewelry Making
Family Music Events
Virtual Reality Fun
Enter to win prizes when you sign up for the summer club. 
Children and Teens! Enter for a chance to win a free book voucher courtesy of Barnes & Noble, baseball tickets to the Somerset Patriots, free passes to the South Amboy Arena, free meals from Texas Roadhouse and 
Bubba's 33
, a token voucher from Chuck E. Cheese's, and 3D printed objects. 

Special thanks to our sponsors including The Friends of the Dowdell Library, South Amboy Arena, 
Barnes & Noble, Texas Roadhouse, the Somerset Patriots of Bridgewater, Chuck E. Cheese's, and 
Bubba's 33. 

The Dowdell Library would like to hear from you!

Please take our short survey and tell us about the resources and services you need, use and value.

Survey ends July 16! 


Summer 2018

Children/Tween/Teen Summer Club

Adult Summer Club

Summer Parties

Summer BBQ & Scavenger Hunt
Friday, August 10
3-4:30 pm 

Nostalgia Night - Vinyl & Film Party
Monday, August 13
6:30-8 pm 
Adults Welcome! 

End of Summer Party
Monday, August 20
2-3:30 pm
Refreshments, prizes and family fun!
Ages 0-100!

Children's Highlights

Family Name That Tune 
Friday, July 13
3-4:30 pm 

Bilingual Storytime Spanish/English 
Monday, July 16
3:30-4:30 pm

Tuesday, August 7
10:30-11:30 am

Have fun with...
Texas Roadhouse Andy the Armadillo 
Monday, August 20
1-2 pm 


MIY Jewelry
MIY Music Crafts
AM Toddler Programs
K-Nex Mini Golf
MIY Fondue
3D Printer Magic

See calendar for more details!

Tween/Teen Highlights

MIY Jell-O Lip Gloss
PS4 Video Games
Virtual Reality Fun
K-Nex Mini Golf
Animation Workshop
MIY Fondue
3D Pen 
Perler Art 

See calendar for more details!

Adult Highlights

MIY Jewelry
Virtual Reality Fun
Video Games for Adult Beginners
3D Printer Magic
Culinary Workshops
3D Pen 

See calendar for more details!

MIY Culinary Workshops

Salad In A Jar
Thursday, July 19
11 am

Dessert Dip
Tuesday, August 14
11 am

Celebrity Storytime

Andy the Armadillo from Texas Roadhouse
Monday, August 20
1-2 pm

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels
(as chosen in a national survey).  

Click on the link below to view the book list.

PBS – The Great American Read


Mondays & Wednesdays 
12 - 2 pm

6:30 - 8 pm

 Stop by with your tech questions and
become savvy using your device! 

MIY Make it Yourself Technology
Handcrafts & Creative Kits
Culinary Studio

3D Printer Magic

Ages 10-100

Hands on demonstration

Wednesday, July 18 & 25
3-4 pm 

Fridays, August 3, 17, 24 & 31
3-4 pm 

Drop in to chat and knit or learn how!

Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.
6 - 8 pm  

Fourth of July

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 meeting is Tuesday, September 4 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.
New Jersey Digital Highway 

Click on the image above to visit New Jersey Digital Highway.

The NJ Digital Highway is a place for New Jersey and culture, from the collections of cultural heritage institutions. Dowdell Library is part of the NJ Digital Highway and has shared many of its historical artifacts and memorabilia online. 

Use the search term "South Amboy" to bring up the results page, which is full of fun and fascinating South Amboy history!  

Search The Historical 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, September 17
6-7:30 pm

    Table of  

July/August Is...
Sadie's Studio
3D Printer Magic
Job & Career Resources
Coming Soon
New Jersey Digital Highway
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

Closed through
Labor Day

Holiday Hours
Tuesday, July 3
10 am - 4 pm

Wednesday, July 4



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 & Groove Toddlers
Tuesdays in July 
Thursdays in August
10:30 am

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

Books and Audiobooks

Downloadable content, 
24 hours / 7 days a week.

Latest Overdrive Advantage
eBook Additions

New eBooks added every month

Flight Attendant - Bohjalian, Chris
Ready Player One - Cline, Ernest
Death In Live Oak - Grippando, James
Woman Left Behind - Howard, Linda
Still Me - Moyes, Jojo 
Dark in Death - Robb, J.D. 

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

RBdigital 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 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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