September 2016 
We have a lot of exciting and fun events for September.  This month is National Library Card Sign Up Month and we are also celebrating the ever popular game Pokémon.  Stop by and see what we have to offer. 

In honor of Pokémon, can you spot all the pokeballs  hidden throughout the newsletter?  The first person who emails the correct number will win a prize!
Please email your answer to

South Amboy Trolley 

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 5
 for the Labor Day Holiday.
 The Library will  re-open for normal business hours on Tuesday, September 6 from 10 am - 8 pm. 

Calling All Teens
We Want Your Opinion!
Have your voice be heard and let us know what you want at the Dwdell Library!

Click on the image above to answer the survey.  
Thanks for your opinion. 

National Library Card
Sign Up Month Raffle! 

Stop in the Library from September 1 - 30 and fill out a mock library card to let your fellow Library users know what books, magazines, and more that you like!

Participants can enter the raffle for the "mystery pail" prize awarded at the end of the month.
One entry per person per day. 
Support the Library!

Join the Friends
of the Dwdell Library

The Friends of the Library meet every other month.  The next meeting will be Tuesday,
September 6 at 7 pm at the Library.

Joining the Friends has a lot of benefits, and they no longer require any dues! Click on the image above to learn more about the Friends.

Donate to the Library Foundation
The Library Foundation will be holding a Boscov's FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS, fundraiser on Tuesday, October 18th from 9 am to 11 pm.
All shopping pass proceeds benefit the Library!

Friends Helping Friends day offers shopping
passes to the event. Passes are available
at the library for only $5.

People who buy shopping passes receive discounts (25% or 15% or 10%) off their purchases.

Additionally, refreshments and entertainment make for
a fun day! You could also win some neat prizes!

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.
September 25th
is National Comic Day

Graphic Novels are illustrated stories that include
text and pictures within a box. 

Check out some of the graphic novels at
Dwdell Library:
Adult Graphic Novels:
James Bond, Janet Evanovich's Troublemaker
Young Adult Manga / Graphic Novels:
Avengers, Bleach, Rosario + Vampire, Spider-Man
Children's Graphic Novels:
Babymouse, Ninjago, Pokémon , Star Wars

Check out Hoopla and eLibraryNJ online, or drop in the Library for more Graphic Novel selections. 
 Zen Coloring Is Back

Zen Coloring Relaxation Sessions will take place at the Dwdell Library at 10:30 am for adults and seniors.

Relax and enjoy this stress-free activity with friends and familiar faces. 

Every Tuesday and Thursday in September. 

Looking For A Job? These Resources Can Help

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.

3D Printer News 

Drop in MiY 3D Printer Workshops
Every Monday 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30 pm AND
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Every Thursday 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Watch our 3D Printer in action!
New designs and creations every week! 
Programs For Children
  • Kindle Tales - Pokémon
    • Mondays  and Wednesdays, 4 pm
  • Sadies Studio - MiY
    • Wednesdays, 3 pm Rainbow Loom, Little Bits, Remote Control Cars and Magnetism Experiments
  • Toddler Playdate
    •  Wednesdays 1:30 pm Sounds, Colors, Shapes, Songs, Hear Stories, Finger Plays 
Programs For Teens
  • Every Tuesday
    • MineCraft & 2:30 -7:30pm
      • E-Game Fun
  • Every Thursday
    • Pokémon Go Team Badges 3 pm AND
      6:30 pm 
    • MIY Sadie's Studio - MIY Knexs 4 pm
  • Every Friday
    • Pokémon Go Demo - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
    • Pokémon Go Challenge the Librarian
      3 - 4 pm

    • Wii U / Xbox 360
      • Fridays 3 - 4:30 pm.  Also, please borrow a game you can play at home!
Lego Construction Challenge

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

September Theme:
October Theme:
Programs For Adults
  • Sadie's Studio - 3D Printing Drop in Workshops
    • Mondays 5:30 pm
    • Tuesdays 1:30 pm & 6:30 pm
    • Thursdays 6:30 pm
  • Zen Coloring -
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 am
3d Printing Workshops
For All Ages

Learn what 3D printing is all about and how to use the Tinkercad 3D modeling website to design
your very own 3D model.  

The first class will teach you safety and the basics. The second class will let you design your own 3D model. We will print your design for you. Just stop back to pick up your own designed masterpiece. 

Registration is required. 

October Dates and Times To Be Announced.....
Lincoln Center Films
We invite you to experience the excitement of Lincoln Center right here in the Library!  Enjoy masterful performances from the New York Philharmonic, American Songbook, Great Performers, Out of Doors and more in an intimate and exciting setting.
Upcoming Children's Events

Kids Creepy Halloween Party
October 24 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Win Prizes!! Cme in costume and try and guess
what's in our creepy touch stations!
Join in our Costume Contest for the best costume 
and have fun! Refreshments will be served!

Teen Read Week is October 10 - 14
Find the best book in the Library with a face
and take a picture with it!

Best Creative Picture will win a prize!!

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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. 
   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 Dwdell
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. 

Digital Cafe

Stop by for assistance accessing and using downloadable and
streaming materials on your device OR smartphone. 
Learn how to access:  

eBooks and eAudio
Music, Movies,
eBooks, eAudio
Rsetta Stone
Learn a Language
Current Magazines

12-2 pm
6-7:45 pm


Sounds, colors, shapes, songs, hear stories, finger plays
1:30 pm
Books and Audiobooks

Downloadable content, 24 hours / 7 days a week.

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.

Search Our Extensive Archives

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

Click here to
access the archives.

University of Coimbra - Portugal

To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one. — Anonymous, Chinese saying
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and adjacent to the South Amboy Middle / High School.

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