The Potsdam Library will host a timely presentation by Mr. Gene LaLonde on ”Surviving Unexpected Emergencies” on Thursday, January 19 at 6 PM in the Library’s Computer Center. Mr. LaLonde is a retired pilot with a background in electronics. He is a survivalist who lives off the grid in Northern NY, and he’s recently written a novel, “A Question of Survival” about surviving after an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the United States. An EMP is a high-intensity burst of electromagnetic energy caused by the rapid acceleration of charged particles.
Exactly like Santa's sleigh except better because it's filled with glorious books! Every year our Bookmobile service provides almost 1000 books to homebound patrons who would not otherwise make it to the library.
Before dropping another $15 on Amazon or Audible for your next read, borrow it from your public library! What's in our collection? Thousands of new releases, bestsellers, classics, children's books, and more. Stop by the front desk and ask us to show you how.
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The Friends of the Potsdam Public Library is a volunteer group that supports the mission of our public library. We accept donations of good, used books and use them to stock our book store in the basement of the library. We also hold several yearly book sales and sell high quality donated books on Amazon. Finally, we send off unsold books to a consignment service in exchange for a percentage of their sales value. All of the money we make in these ventures goes to support the library and its programs.