Orwell's 1984 is currently in the #1 spot on Amazon, and our copy is checked out, but fortunately we have a fine selection of other dystopian fiction for your perusal, conveniently on display right at the front desk.
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.
"If you love talking about Harry Potter and constantly find yourself re-reading the series, then please check out our podcast! We are reading one chapter of Harry Potter every week (going in chronological order), and discussing it and how it relates to our lives. We pick a theme and view the plot, the characters, and the subtext through that lens. We totally believe that the more times we read Harry Potter, the more we get out of it." Listen on Soundcloud.
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.
The Potsdam Public Library is central to the intellectual life of our community. It provides the tools, resources, and techniques for literacy, lifelong learning, recreation, and research. Our library is a leveling influence on the digital divide, providing high-speed internet access, digital literacy and career training, and videoconferencing services to vulnerable and underserved patrons.