3D Printing Contest

The Dowdell Library of South Amboy will be holding an innovative art competition using 3D printing technology. Using the library’s 3D printer or 3D pens, community members of all ages may enter the art competition from January through June 15th. Entries must be entered within one of the following categories: the waterfront, pets and a floral theme. Age categories will range from children through seniors.

Entries will be exhibited at the South Amboy Arts exhibition hall on Broadway during July and August.

The community will have the opportunity to vote for the winners in each category.

Math and Science Story Time (MASST)

The Math and Science Story Time (MASST) program is a Spanish-English bilingual math and science-themed story time series that presents stories & activities designed to introduce important science and math concepts to 3-5 year olds.
Coming Soon!

El programa MASST (Matemáticas y Ciencias) es una serie de historias bilingües de inglés y español que presenta historias y actividades diseñadas para introducir conceptos importantes de ciencia y matemáticas a niños de 3 a 5 años.


You’re invited…




You’re invited to Dowdell Library’s Ribbon Cutting & demonstration of the 3D Printer!

Recently, the Dowdell Library Foundation, the Amboy Foundation, Walmart, and other generous community members donated a 3D printer to the Dowdell Library. Thus, the Library became the first public institution in South Amboy to offer the community technology training and personal access to a 3D printer!

Please join us for this historic event – R.S.V.P.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 pm

“One of the powerful functions of a library – any library – lies in its ability to take us away from worlds that are familiar and comfortable and into ones which we can neither predict nor control, to lead us down new roads whose contours and vistas provide us with new perspectives.” – Richard F. Thomas, Harvard Magazine, May-June 1997.