George W. Jaques
Retail Druggist of South Amboy

Need help preparing your taxes? 
Sign up NOW to reserve one of the limited spaces.

 VITA free tax preparation assistance. 
Individuals earning < $64,000 are eligible to sign up for this service.      
Wednesday, March 21       
                  10 am - 2:30 pm                      
Monday, March 26      
            4 - 8 pm                 
 Drop off service only, Monday, April 9 
10 am – 12 Noon   
   Pick up return on Wednesday, April 11 
10 am – 12 Noon 

To register: 732-721-6060 
Drop in service will be dependent upon availability.


The 3D art was designed by South Amboy residents using the library’s 3D pen.  Themed categories include: the waterfront, pets and floral themes and the competitive categories include children ages 8-10, young adults ages 11-17, adults 18+ and Best of Show. Winners will be presented with a Gift Card Prize at Makers Day on
Monday, March 5 at 6 pm. 

The winners are:

By Caylin Gulick
Age Category: 8-10

By Jacob Chavan
Age Category: 11-17

By Constance Hulsart
Age Category: 18+

By Brian Nolasco
Category: Best of Show 

Congratulations to all the winners,
and a job well done!


Friday, March 2 
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Come in to hear Dr. Seuss Stories read by our Teens for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. Make a Dr. Seuss themed hat!

Monday, March 5
2:30 - 6:30 pm 

Drop in  for a day of technology! Use our 3D Pens/3D Printer, create Lego Mazes and Jewelry, try Online Coding and much more!
Ages 0-100!

3D Art Contest winners will be awarded prizes at 6 pm. 


Put your video game skills to test as we #tbt (Throwback Thursday)
with retro video games on the SNES Classic Mini!

  Thursday, March 8
3:30 - 7:30 pm

Friday, March 9
3:30 - 4:30 pm


Monday, March 19
6 - 7:30 pm

Join us for Alzheimer’s 101 presented by Alzheimer’s New Jersey.  This program will provide a comprehensive overview for anyone who wants to learn about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia.
Registration is required.
Please call 732-721-6060 to reserve a seat.  


Monday, March 26 
4:30 - 6:15 pm

Attend a FREE workshop by the State Department of Treasury for Creating an Online Business.  In this workshop, you will learn about
  • Taxable products and services,
  • Sales inside and outside of New Jersey,
  • Shipping products,
  • Collecting New Jersey Sales Tax and Filing Sales
  • And much more!
This workshop is limited to 25 participants. To register, please call the library at 732-721-6060 or email


Mondays 1 - 2 pm
Thursdays 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

Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm 
Fridays  1:30-2:30 pm 

Stop by and work on your knitting projects,
or get help starting a project!

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

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, March 6 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!  
Celebrate! The Year of the Dog event will begin at 1:30 p.m. sharp with a dazzling Lion Dance performed by students from the
Edison Chinese School

A delightful traditional dance, fashion show, and orchestral performance will follow.  Art stations featuring Chinese painting, calligraphy and origami demonstrations will be showcased. 

Attendees with food tickets will be treated to traditional Chinese refreshments at the conclusion of the program. 

All Ages! 

The Library is adjacent to the South Amboy High School off John T. O'Leary Blvd.  Directions:

Information: 732-721-6060

    Table of  

March Is...
Sadie's Studio
Seniors 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

12 - 4 pm 

Holiday Closing

Good Friday
Friday, March 30


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 and Groove Toddlers
Wednesdays 11:30 am -
12:00 pm

Challenge yourself to create a design based on a chosen theme each month!
March Theme:
St. Patrick's Day 

April Theme:
   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

Every Breath You Take - Clark, Mary Higgins
Buried Secrets - Finder, Joseph 
Count to Ten - Patterson, James
City of Endless Night - Preston, Douglas
Year One - Roberts, Nora

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.

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.

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


Dowdell Library Website
Dowdell Library Website
Visit Us On Facebook
Visit Us On Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter
Follow Us on Twitter
Copyright © 2018  Sadie Pope Dowdell Public Library All rights reserved.