Can you name the locations of all four library buildings? 
Send your answers to and be entered into the raffle
to win a prize.  All four locations must be named correctly. 
Happy 103rd Anniversary 
Dowdell Library!!

March is the library's anniversary month and we have many new programs.
Join us on Monday, March 13 for Maker's Day and have fun with the
3D Pen, 3D Printer, Kinetic Sand, Jewelry Making and much more -- fun for ages 0-100!
3 pm - 7 pm

On Tuesday, March 14, drop in for live music by an up and coming pop/punk band called

6 - 7:30 pm

Lastly, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, our culinary program MIY Shamrock Smoothies will feature green smoothies.
For the kids we'll use some fun ingredients, and for teens and adults, we'll make tasty shamrock smoothies.
Please join us Thursdays, March 23 and 30 from 3-4 pm

Teen Contest  March 6-11 
Teens will use a simple electronic device called the Makey Makey to play an online distance game. The teen who makes it the furthest will win a prize!
One entry per day.

 Monday, March 13
3-7 pm 

Calling all makers, crafters and creators! Makers Day @ Dowdell Library! 
Choose from a variety of hands-on interactive kits and activities to play with. Learn how to use the 3D Printer, draw three dimensional objects with the 3D pen, use Play-Doh to illuminate LED lights, build your own remote control car, make jewelry, build smoothies, and more! Fun for ages 0-100!!

Tuesday, March 14
6 - 7:30 pm

A pop/punk band consisting of Leo, Bryan,
Pepsi and Matty! Straight Outta Jersey
Culinary Programs
Children! Teens! Adults! 

MIY Shamrock Smoothies
Thursdays, March 23 & 30
3-4 pm

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

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays  3:30-5:30 pm

Watch our 3D Printer in action!
New designs and creations every week! 
Drop In Zen Coloring 

Zen Coloring Relaxation Sessions for adults and seniors.
Relax and enjoy this stress-free activity with friends and familiar faces. 

Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
6:30-8 pm

Support New Jersey Libraries
This Tax Season

Help support New Jersey's public libraries by donating to the
Local Library Support Fund on your New Jersey tax form. 

How to Donate?
On your New Jersey Income Tax form,on Line 64, "Other Designated Contributions," enter code number 20 for the Local Library Support Fund and the amount you would like to contribute. 

How Will Your Contribution Help? 
Funds will be distributed annually by the State Librarian to county and municipal libraries. Libraries may use the fund to support library purposes including:
  • Purchasing books for children, teens and adults
  • Summer Reading program materials and events
  • Early literacy materials
  • Salaries for staff, including those working evenings and weekends
Donations to the Local Library Support Fund will not go specifically to the public library in your community, but rather will be apportioned and distributed according to State Library Aid Law. 

Thanks very much for your continued support for New Jersey Libraries! 
Helpful Websites, Phone Numbers and Addresses For Filing 2016 Taxes

New Jersey Tax Forms:

Federal Tax Forms:

Phone Numbers & Addresses
New Jersey Forms  1-800-323-4400
Homestead Benefit Program  1-877-658-2972
US IRS Forms 1-800-829-3676

Local IRS Office
100 Dey Place Edison, NJ
Monday-Friday  8:30-4:30 pm

To make an appointment call 844-545-5640
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 next meeting of the Friends of the Library will take place on
Tuesday, March 7 at 7 pm. Joining the Friends has a lot of benefits; they no longer require any dues! Click on the image above to learn more.

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.
Book List
March is Women's History Month.
In honor, here are some fiction titles to enjoy.

Beach Town - Andrews, Mary Kay
Week in Winter - Binchy, Maeve
Blueprints - Delinsky, Barbara
Turbo Twenty-Three - Evanovich, Janet
First Comes Love - Giffin, Emily
Home Front - Hannah, Kristin
Rumor - Hilderbrand, Elin
Sweet Tomorrows - Macomber, Debbie
I Almost Forgot About You - McMillan, Terry
No Safe Secret - Michaels, Fern
Paris For One and Other Stories - Moyes, JoJo
Still Life With Bread Crumbs - Quindlen, Anna
Calling Invisible Women - Ray, Jeanne
Apartment - Steel, Danielle
Maine - Sullivan, Courtney J.
All Fall Down - Weiner, Jennifer
Family Tree - Wiggs, Susan

Also check out the selections on eLibraryNJ and Hoopla.

Looking For A Job?
These Resources Can Help

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.

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
    • Monday, March 13   3-7 pm
  • MIY Shamrock Smoothies 
    • Thursdays, March 23 and 30   3-4 pm
  • MIY Magnetic Buildings- NEW! 
    • Monday, March 6   3-6 pm
    • Monday, March 20  3-6 pm 
    • Monday, March 27  3-6 pm
  • Toddler Magnets - NEW!
    • Tuesdays at 1:30-2 pm
  • Toddler Coloring - NEW!
    • Wednesdays at 1:30-2 pm
  • MiY - Sadie's Studio   
    • Wednesdays, 3-4:30 pm  Surprise kit every Wednesday!
  • Code Combat - NEW!
    • Fridays 3-4:30 pm
  • 3D Pen
    • Fridays 3-4:30 pm
Programs For Teens
    • Monday, March 13   3-7 pm
  • MIY Shamrock Smoothies 
    • Thursdays, March 23 and 30   3-4 pm
  • MIY Magnetic Buildings- NEW! 
    • Monday, March 6   3-6 pm
    • Monday, March 20  3-6 pm 
    • Monday, March 27  3-6 pm
  • MineCraft & 
    • Tuesdays All Day! 
    • Saturdays 12:30 - 3:30 pm
  • MiY Sadie's Studio 
    • Thursdays 3 pm 
    • Snap Circuits, Kinetic Sand, Shamrocks, Laser Maze
  • Code Combat - NEW!
    • Fridays 3-4:30 pm
  • 3D Pen
    • Fridays 3-4:30 pm
  • 3D Printer Drop in Workshops 
    • Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays  3:30-5:30 pm
  • Live Band - "Someday Far"
    • Tuesday, March 14  6-7:30 pm
Programs For Adults
    • Monday, March 13    3-7 pm
  • 3D Printer Drop in Workshops 
    • Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays  3:30-5:30 pm
  • Zen Coloring 
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursday evenings 6:30-8 pm
  • MIY Shamrock Smoothies
    • Thursdays, March 23 and 30  3-4 pm 
  • Live Band - "Someday Far"
    • Tuesday, March 14  6-7:30 pm
Upcoming Exhibition - April 
Ariana White Drawings 

James Zamouzakis 
Wednesday, April 5
3 - 4:30 pm

Play & Demo! 

Join us for a special performance and demonstration by guitarist 
James Zamouzakis as he plays some tunes. Afterwards, he will open the floor for questions and a demo on how to play the electric guitar!  

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New @ Dowdell
Toddler Playdates
March Is...
Tax Time
Sadie's Studio
Latest eBook Additions
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


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 Overdrive Advantage
eBook Additions

Princess Diarist - Fisher, Carrie
True Faith and Allegiance - Greaney, Mark
Law and Disorder -
Graham, Heather
Never Never - Patterson, James
Lost City of the Monkey God - Preston, Douglas
Rules of Prey - Sandford, John
Making of the President 2016 - Stone, Roger
Ring of Fire - Taylor, Brad
Below the Belt - Woods, Stuart
New eBooks added every month

Advantage titles provides South Amboy residents additional access to 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. 

12 - 2 pm
6 - 7:45 pm

Learn how to access:  
eBooks and eAudio
Music, Movies,
eBooks, eAudio
Rosetta Stone
Learn a Language
Current Magazines


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!

March Theme: 
Birthday Cake

April Theme:


Georgia: The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Gallery at the University of Georgia

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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