Eclipse Information

Potsdam is located in the path of totality for the eclipse on April 8th. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event! The next total solar eclipse seen from Potsdam will be on August 2, 2399. To view the eclipse safely, you will need special glasses. Viewing the eclipse without them will damage your retinas and can cause blindness, so it is crucial to get the right eyewear. Spread the word and let your friends and family know!

Free Glasses for Everyone: Stop by the circulation desk and get free eclipse glasses. These are for everyone! You do not need a library card to get free eclipse glasses.

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We still have work to do. Construction materials pricing changed drastically after we applied for funding and before the work began on our major renovation. We ran into unexpected complications due to the historic status of our building (asbestos remediation, and structural issues). The cost to complete the project increased by about $75,000. We adjusted as much as we could, and in the end, we had to make some cuts to fit within our funding constraints.

Fundraising Goals

This year we hope to raise funds to help finish the project.

– Furniture

– Technology for the new classroom

– Renovation of staff break room, processing areas, and offices

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