Podcast Feature: Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

"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.


Friends of the Library Needs New Members

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.


Annual Report 2016

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.


Board of Trustees Meeting

On the second Wednesday of every month, the Potsdam Public Library Board of Trustees meets in the Cleveland Center, on the lower level of the library, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. These meetings are always open to the public. Please feel welcome to join us and listen in, or add your comments to the official record. The next meeting will be held on July 12th, 2016.

Wondering what we talk about? Check out the minutes of our previous meetings here.


Thank you Sigma Phi Epsilon!

HUGE THANKS to the young men of Sigma Phi Epsilon - Clarkson and their alumni who sponsored a Bike-a-thon fundraising event to help Literacy in St. Lawrence County! Their efforts to raise awareness amounted to a generous donation of $1500. This, along with individual donors' gifts for the past week, has helped LIFE - Literacy Is For Everyone - meet our first goal for funds to launch the Literacy Program! Thank you to all who have contributed.



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