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SEPTEMBER 2021


From the Sadie Pope Dowdell Library Archives

Photograph of NJ Highway 35 South near the exit for Route 9.
(Est. 1960's - 1970's)


The Sadie Pope Dowdell Library is pleased to announced that we have received
a limited edition poster exhibition from the 911memorial.org  which was sponsored
by the National Endowment for the Humanities


In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the 9/11 Memorial
& Museum poster exhibition,  "September 11, 2001: The Day that Changed the World"
will be on display at the Sadie Pope Dowdell Library through September.









Play a game of BINGO and enter to win a prize!    Ages 0-100





Dowdell Library is excited to share virtual health programs in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and RWJ Barnabas Health. If you are interested in these virtual events, please register by emailing
Kathleen Johnson at kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org.




Highlights of the Summer Celebrity Storytime events at the Raritan Bay Waterfront
Park Gazebo. Thank you to Councilwoman Zusette Dato, Business Administrator
Glenn Skarzynski, and Suzanne Ryan. It was fun for all!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faqZqB-cca4







Stop by the library's table and enter the raffle to win a prize! 




 
FREE NJ MVC Practice Permit Test 



Information and resources on licenses for Cars, CDL and Motorcycles. Practice tests for any type of driver available; you could upgrade for premium content. View FAQ's and download handbooks and manuals for easy access anywhere!
https://driving-tests.org/new-jersey/

The New Jersey Driver Manual
https://driving-tests.org/new-jersey/nj-mvc-drivers-handbook-manual/


Kids








Small Business & Job Resources



https://discovermiddlesex.com/business-summit/


An online community to help you with your job search, connect you with other
people who are (or have recently been) looking for jobs and interact with a v
olunteer coaching network.


https://nj-career-network-jobseeker-community.mn.co/



Covid-19 Economic Relief for American workers, families, and small businesses.

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares


Shuttered Venue Operators Grant - Help small businessess and non-profits
Paycheck Protection - Help keep your workforce employed
Restaurant Revitalization Fund - Helps restaurants, bars, and other food service
And many more options for relief!
COVID-19 Relief Options



Visit www.dowdell.org/adult.html and scroll to the bottom of the page. Next click on Job & Career Accelerator to get started. Create a FREE account with a username (email address) and password to keep track of your progress.



View the CALENDAR for FREE webinars and online training. Click on eRESOURCES for business, nonprofit organizations, and economic development information. 
https://libs2b.com/

 
Job Openings
and Small Business Resources 

COVID-19 Updates

Wireless Emergency Alerts



WEA is a public safety system that allows customers who own compatible mobile devices to receive geographically targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area

https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/wireless-emergency-alerts-wea

Know the Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NJGOV/bulletins/2e561e2


Get vaccinated at a location near you!    https://www.vaccines.gov/


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched an Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms.

fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit
 


Hoopla
Instantly borrow media, eBooks & comics to enjoy on your computer, tablet, phone & TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded for offline enjoyment later.  

https://www.hoopladigital.com/

eBooks WITH eLibraryNJ
 Browse our eBooks to find popular and classic novels, non-fiction, study guides, mysteries, romance, Young Adult literature, and more.

http://dowdell.org/ereader.html
https://elibrarynj.overdrive.com/

Overdrive App - Mobile or Tablet Device eBook Access

https://app.overdrive.com/

eMagazines with Libby
Digital magazines at your library! Thousands of titles with unlimited access, automatic checkout, and full color editions with new and back issues. 

https://libbyapp.com/
 
 
 HISTORICAL ARCHIVES

South Amboy Citizen Newspaper
Years 1910-2000

South Amboy Sayreville Times 
October 18, 1991 - Present 

St. Mary's/Cardinal McCarrick Yearbooks 
South Amboy/Hoffman High School Yearbooks 

New Jersey Digital Highway 

http://dowdell.org/archives.html
 
JERSEYCLICKS
Online Research Available 24/7

To search click below
https://www.njstatelib.org/services_for_libraries/statewide_services/jerseyclicks/

To search all JERSEYCLICKS categories and or CONSUMER REPORTS, click below. Once you find an article, enter your whole library card number starting with for full text access.
https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customerspecific/cjrlc085/widgets/index.html
 


Provides high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted,
easy to understand, free and in both English and Spanish. Anytime, anywhere,
on any device for FREE. 

https://medlineplus.gov/

Brainfuse
A comprehensive suite of online academic services including Live Tutoring, 
Skills-Building, 24/7 Help Center, Foreign Language Lab, Writing Lab,
Study Tools, and more!

https://landing.brainfuse.com/index.asp?u=main.southamboy.hn.nj.brainfuse.com
 
REFERENCE SOLUTIONS
Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing
library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on
U.S. businesses (59 million) and U.S. residents (310 milliion). 

Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new
business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles,
conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers,
conduct market research and much more
https://www.referenceusa.com/Home/Home
 
HERITAGE QUEST
Discover your family history and genealogy and begin your family history journey. 
https://www.heritagequestonline.com/ipbarcode?aid=22100
 






Halloween Costume Contest
All Ages!




    Table of  
   Contents

New @ Dowdell
Spotlight on New Books
Kids
Small Business & Job Resources
COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Updates
Digital Content
Coming Soon
Contact Us



Library Hours

Monday
10 am - 8 pm

Tuesday
12 - 8 pm

Wednesday 
10 am - 5 pm

Thursday
12 - 8 pm

Friday
10 am - 5 pm

Saturday
Labor Day - Memorial Day
12 pm - 4 pm


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Labor Day
Holiday Closing



Monday, September 6




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

Contact Us
(732) 721-6060 Telephone
(732) 721-1054 Fax comments@dowdell.org

 
    

   

Search for your favorite books, movies, music, and more. Download and connect to digital content! Use LMxPRESS PLUS to: place holds on items, manage your library account, store
a digital copy of your library card on your device and much more! 

Apple Devices 

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Android Devices
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Fines Online With SmartPay 
at dowdell.org




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Sign Up For a Library Card!

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Spotlight  
 


Reserve Upcoming Releases 


http://dowdell.org/spotlight.html
 

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 
732-721-6060

comments@dowdell.org
for more information. 


Click here to view past exhibits

dowdell.org/exhibits.html

 
      
   How do I ... ?

Support the Dowdell Library Foundation

#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! 
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-3176682

 
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. 

http://dowdellfoundation.org
 



Provides high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, free and in both English and Spanish. Anytime, anywhere, on any device for FREE. 

https://medlineplus.gov/






Click on the image above and enter your 9 digit library card number to begin searching!




Explora is easy-to-use and provides reliable online content for elementary and secondary school students.

Elementary School

Secondary School 






Online academic services including Live Tutoring, 
Skills-Building, 24/7 Help Center, Foreign Language Lab, Writing Lab,
Study Tools, and more!


https://landing.brainfuse.com/index.asp?u=main.southamboy.hn.nj.brainfuse.com




Learn a foreign language!


https://secure.rosettastone.com/lp/ebsco/index.html?custid=cjrlc085




Instantly borrow media, eBooks & comics to enjoy on your computer, tablet, phone & TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded for offline enjoyment later.


https://www.hoopladigital.com/




Digital magazines at your library! Thousands of titles with unlimited access, automatic checkout, and full color editions with new and back issues. 

https://libbyapp.com/
 

Dowdell Funnies


Riddle:
You will always find me in the past. I can be created in the present, But the future can never taint me. What am I?

Answer:
History.



Riddle
Why does the teacher wear sunglasses when she comes to the class?


Answer
Because the students are bright.

 


 




Here are some fun learning apps and websites for parents and kids to help with the start of the new school year.

Desmos
www.desmos.com
Free online graphing and scientific calculator.

GeoGebra
www.geogebra.org
Free activities, simulations, exercises, lessons and games for math and science.

Open Education Resources (OER) Commons
www.oercommons.org
A public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create and collaborate with educators around the world.

Lightbot App
https://lightbot.com/
Available on Apple iOS, GooglePlay and Amazon.
Learn basic concepts of coding with easy to use concepts.

Quick Math Jr. App
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/quick-math-jr/id926078360
Available on Apple iOS.
Features 12 different math games that feature fundamental math skills.

Swift Playgrounds App
https://www.apple.com/swift/playgrounds/

Available on Apple iOS. 
Learn the basics of coding through puzzles, targeted lessons, and dynamic visuals.


 


Downloadable content, 
24 hours / 7 days a week.

Latest Overdrive Advantage
eBook Additions


Target Acquired
Bentley, Don

Blind Tiger
Brown, Sandra

People We Meet On Vacation

Billy Summers
King, Stephen

Not a Happy Family
Lapena, Shari

Maidens
Michaelides, Alex

Falling
Newman, T.J.

Shadow
Patterson, James

Bloodless
Preston, Douglas

Bone Code
Reichs, Kathy

Cellist
Silva, Daniel

False Witness
Slaughter, Karin

Black Ice
Thor, Brad

Class Act
Woods, Stuart



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


Visit the link below to get started with eBooks

http://dowdell.org/ereader.html 
 
COVID - 19 Resources

Middlesex County Total Cumulative Coronavirus Cases



https://discovermiddlesex.com/total-cumulative-cases/
 


Up to date information regarding COVID-19 from the Official State of NJ

https://covid19.nj.gov/

NJ.com NJ Coronavirus Tracker




https://projects.nj.com/coronavirus-tracker/


National Alliance for Grieving Children



https://childrengrieve.org/find-support/9-find-support/36-programs-in-new-jersey




Up to date information regarding COVID-19 from the CDC 


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Travel During COVID-19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

Managing Stress During COVID-19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html




Covid Controls tracks and visualizes how governments around the world are responding to the Covid-19 outbreak

https://covidcontrols.co/containment

COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool



https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu/
 
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



Questions? comments@dowdell.org


 
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