Minecraft Free Play

Kids from 3rd through 7th grade are invited to play Minecraft together, or in a solo world, Mondays from 3:00 to 4:45. Coding and chemistry environments are available in addition to the standard survival and creative worlds.

Please register for sessions individually. Limit of 3 sessions per child. Registration will open one week before each session.

New LIFE Tutors

New Literacy Tutors

These newly trained tutors from the LIFE Adult Literacy Program are ready to help adults improve their literacy skills in all areas of St. Lawrence County. We welcome new English speakers who would like to improve their ability to speak and understand English, and anyone who needs to strengthen their basic reading and writing skills.  For information about free tutoring, contact Bobby Gordon at 315-265-7230 or bgordon@potsdamlibrary.org.


Minecraft Coding Series

Please note: This course takes place every Wednesday for eight sessions, with no class on October 10. We will begin at 3:30 and the class will end at 5:00.

Open to students in 4th through 7th grades. Students are welcome to ride the bus to the library and may work on their own projects or homework in the lab until class begins.

Students must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

Celebrating Our Staff

Lauren Graduates
Lauren Buckley (right) with Sarah Sachs

by Sarah Sachs, Public Service Manager @ PPL

If you come to the library in the evening or on Saturday, you know Lauren Buckley. She’s the cheerful, helpful young woman who pretty much runs things during those times. Here’s the surprising thing, though - Lauren just recently turned eighteen years old; she graduated from Colton Pierrepont Central School last Friday night. We, her work family, are so proud.

So even though we’ve already given her an award for being an Outstanding Student Worker and we’ve had a chance to celebrate Lauren with her family and friends, we also share this small tribute. When you see her, express yourself, because she’s off to SUNY Plattsburgh in a month or so. We’ve all been richer for having her at PPL for a year.

Love you, Lauren!



Around Town: Community Events of Interest and Where to Find Them

By Maggie McKenna, Adult Program Coordinator @ PPL

Potsdam is my home, but it hasn’t always been. I’ve decided to make my way here with my family and personally feel like I’ve found a diamond in the rough in this quirky little place. I grew up near New  York City where one might think there were always far too many events from which to choose. I don’t remember ever being all that busy with community events as a kid, mainly because I don’t think my community was as connected as we are here.


Podcast Studio

We have everything you need to make a professional-quality sound recording in our new Podcast Studio! Book a session by emailing tech@potsdamlibrary.org. The studio is ideal for recording podcasts with two hosts.

We also have a top-notch video blogging set-up including access to professional lighting, backdrops, a green screen, and a teleprompter. Come on in and record a make-up tutorial or unbox your new Lego set on camera.



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