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APRIL 2024


The Passover holiday begins Monday, April 22, 2024
and ends Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

Click the link below to learn more about this neurological
and developmental disorder.

Dowdell Library is excited to share these online virtual health / financial literacy programs in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and RWJBarnabas Health. If you are interested in these online events, please register by emailing

Submissions are now open for the Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize! 
Click the link below to enter the contest

From the Archives @ Dowdell Library

In celebration of National Library Week, this denim apron from the early 2000's
with the universal library logo was obtained from a library workshop.


Small Business & Job Resources

 Business Source Elite

Small Business Reference Center

Regional Business News

Reference Solutions

New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator


BrainFuse HelpNow



Table of Contents

New @ Dowdell
Spotlight on New Books
Digital Library
Small Business & Job Resources
Coming Soon
Contact Us

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
10 a.m. to 8 p.m

Wednesday, Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.


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


Check out our mobile app, LMxPRESS PLUS, which features a more streamlined look and provides faster and more accurate access to your library account and the holdings of the LMxAC member libraries.

Search all LMxAC member libraries for your favorite books, movies, music, and more. Download and connect to digital content, and stay in touch with your library’s community through social media feeds and event calendars.


  • Place holds on items across all LMxAC member libraries and choose your pickup location.
  • Manage your library account: view holds, checkouts, and renew items.
  • Store a digital copy of your library card on your device so you always have it with you.
  • Check your favorite library’s social media feeds.
  • See upcoming library events on each member library’s calendar.
  • Access digital content offered by individual libraries.

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Reserve Upcoming Releases

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. 

Click here to view
past exhibits

   How do I ... ?

Support the Dowdell 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.


Improve on tests for High School, College, Graduate School and U.S. Citizenship.

Help for resumes, job searches and Microsoft Office training. 

Vocational test prep for Nursing, Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Teaching exams and more.

Create an account with a username and password to keep track of your progress.

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.

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 aimed at various demographics with ease.

Explora Primary

Explora Middle School

Explora High School

Explora For Public Libraries

FREE LIVE Tutoring, U.S. Citizenship Prep, MS Office Skills, Career, Cover letter and Resume Assistance, And more!

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.

Apple Store

Google Play Store

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from your local library for free! 

Apple Store

Google Play Store


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

Online Research Available 24/7.  To search click below

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.

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.

Discover your family history and genealogy and begin your family history journey.


Downloadable content, 
24 hours / 7 days a week.

Latest Overdrive Advantage
eBook Additions

Atlas Maneuver
Berry, Steve

Three-Inch Teeth
Box, C.J.

Light Pirate
Brooks-Dalton, Lily

End of Story
Finn, A.J.

Paris, B.A.

Patterson, James

Did You Hear About Kitty Karr?
Paul, Crystal Smith

Never too Late
Steel, Danielle

New Couple in 5B
Unger, Lisa

Advantage titles provides South Amboy residents additional access to new eBooks added every month! 
Visit the link below to get started with eBooks 


Small Business
& Job Resources

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 volunteer coaching network.

A Helping Hand for Homeowners in Need 
If you have experienced a financial hardship and an increase in housing related expenses associated with the coronavirus pandemic that created a risk of mortgage delinquency, mortgage default, foreclosure or property tax lien, the Homeowner Assistance Fund may be able to help. a Website to Suit all of your Needs is an online marketplace where independent artists and crafters can sell their products. Etsy is associated with selling handmade toys, collectibles, art, home goods, furniture, jewelry, and clothing in addition to crafts and craft supplies. In contrast to other stores, the sellers on Etsy not only make their own goods, but also manage their own orders and inventory.

Therefore, Etsy can be seen as a middle man, assisting these independent sellers in finding customers for the independent sellers and by giving them a place to sell their products. The site organizes its products by category, but also provides a search option if you are looking for something more specific. Additionally, most sellers on Etsy ship globally and allow their consumers to choose from a variety of shipping options and some sellers even offer a free shipping option.

Etsy is also an ideal website to use if you are someone who loves to create things and is looking for somewhere to sell said things. It is important to note that there is a small fee for every time you list an item for sale on the website.

If you are looking to start a small business utilizing Etsy and do not know where to start, EBSCO Host has a whole set of DIY databases including the Small Business Source which you can access using the Dowdell Library’s website: After going on to, find the EBSCO Host tab, click on their research databases tab, and then search for “The Small Business Source”. The Small Business Source contains more than 400 full-text periodicals, more than 440 full-text reference books, and more than 630 business videos. Many of the full-text reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

Also, the business videos include topics such as lessons learned, interviews, lectures, and how-to-tips to encourage success in many aspects of running a business. Users can browse through many topics within the source such as starting and growing and business, marketing a business, and managing employees. Also, the source has a project feature that allows for you to save every source you look at and puts it in one place so that you can easily find them again while working on a project.

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


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