Dowdell Library Announces Upcoming Youth Programs

SOUTH AMBOY – The Youth Services department of the Dowdell Public Library of South Amboy invites community members to take part in upcoming events.

Registration is required for all activities, call 1-732-721-6060 or stop by the library at 100 Hoffman Plaza to sign up. (Programs will be canceled if at least four people fail to register.)


Free Programs

Tot Time – an interactive child centered program. (<36 months) Mondays @ 11:30 am: 1/17, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21 or Thursdays @ 3:45 pm: 1/27, 2/17, 3/3.

Storytime: Story time continues, unless a special program runs in its place.

Story & Activity: Pre-School 3-5 year olds: Wednesdays @ 3:45 pm

Story & Activity: 5+: Fridays @ 3:45 pm

Knitting Circle: Teens and Adults: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 6 pm

February is Love Your Library Month!
B.F.F. (Best Friend Forever) – Become a Facebook Library Friend by 2/28 and receive a $2.00 off fine coupon (all ages).

“Giant Valentine Pencil Raffle”;
Drop in between 2/1 & 2/14 to enter the “Giant Valentine Pencil Raffle”; 3 prizes available.

“My Furry Valentine” – Pet Photo Contest for patrons under 18. Entries due 2/14. Bring in a Valentine Pet Photo to display for the chance to win Prizes!

“Make a Valentine”
Wednesday & Friday, February 9 & 11, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Make a variety of heart-shaped crafts.

Read Across America – the Joy of Reading! Visit on March 2nd & Join the Book Buddies reading program!

Teen Tech Week – “Mix & Mash @ your library” March 6-12. Enjoy an “X-Box Exhibition!” iTunes card door prize. Call for details.

Sadie Pope Dowdell Library’s Birthday Celebration. Drop in on Monday, March 14 from 3:30-7:30 pm for a slice of birthday cake. All ages welcome!

National Library Week April 10- 16 “Create your own story @ your Library”. Libraries are places for new beginnings. Whether you are getting your first library card, learning new computer skills or planning a trip, the library is the place where your story begins. This National Library Week, join our nation’s libraries and librarians and Create your own story @ your library. Take part in the DYK: Did you Know Campaign!

SMASH BROTHERS wii Competition: Call for details.

Spring Fling:
Wednesday, April 13 & Friday April 17, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
The flowers are blooming, and we are celebrating. Enjoy spring crafts. Ages 2-6 years.

Mother’s Day Crafts:
Wednesday, April 27 & Friday April 29, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Surprise Mom by making handcrafted gifts for her special day. Grades K – 4.

For more details, call 1-732-721-6060 or email

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