Potsdam Public Library

PPL feeds curiosity and enriches lives through information, education, and recreation.

We’re back! Come visit your new, beautifully renovated library. Masks are still recommended. Patrons are invited to enter through the garden entrance, or through the bookstore ramp to the elevator (front doors are temporarily closed).

Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 8 PM
Friday and Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, 12 to 4 PM

Curbside service will continue to be available. Patrons may place holds at ncls.org. Pickup will be available during our open hours at the garden entrance in fair weather and outside the Friends’ bookstore in inclement weather.

Can I sign up for a library card to use OverDrive/Libby, or other online resources? YES! Please email your request to info@potsdamlibrary.org. Library staff members will be happy to assist with setting up your new account.

Finding Financial Wellness at PPL

Financial Wellness is something that everyone can benefit from, and so at 3:30PM, Thursday, May 12, in the PPL mezzanine classroom, starting this Thursday, PPL will begin hosting a series of discussions led by our newest partner, Key Bank’s Personal Banker Alene Dishman.

Introduction to Financial Wellness, and hour-long, free discussion group that will address the question, what is financial wellness, and outline the importance and impact it has on individuals and all aspects and members of their lives.

What to know more?! Click “READ MORE”

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Upcoming Events

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Village Writers Guild

Village Writers Guild

May 19, 4:00pmMay 19, 6:00pm+15May 26, 4:00pmMay 26, 6:00pmJun 2, 4:00pmJun 2, 6:00pmJun 9, 4:00pmJun 9, 6:00pmJun 16, 4:00pmJun 16, 6:00pmJun 23, 4:00pmJun 23, 6:00pmJun 30, 4:00pmJun 30, 6:00pmJul 7, 4:00pmJul 7, 6:00pmJul 14, 4:00pmJul 14, 6:00pmJul 21, 4:00pmJul 21, 6:00pmJul 28, 4:00pmJul 28, 6:00pmAug 4, 4:00pmAug 4, 6:00pmAug 11, 4:00pmAug 11, 6:00pmAug 18, 4:00pmAug 18, 6:00pmAug 25, 4:00pmAug 25, 6:00pmSep 1, 4:00pmSep 1, 6:00pm

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Weekly writing workshops hosted by Aubrey Slaterpryce

PPL's Aubrey Slaterpryce will host ongoing workshops structured after the Critical Response Process by Liz Lerman. Members will share their written projects, receive feedback, and engage in various prompts to help start the creative process. Feedback requires no outside work, focusing only on your observations in the moment.
Bring and share your original written work of any kind; poetry, fiction and nonfiction, stage and screenplays, or even a graphic novel you’ve been working on! More information on our blog!
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COVID-19 Resources

Assistance for Residents and Families. A compiled list of government and scientific authorities prepared by the North Country Library System.

Online Resources

The North Country Library System provides access to e-books, self-guided classes, and virtual programming.

Books and More!

Search for books using our online catalog. Find out about our electronic research resources, ebooks and audiobooks, and special collections, including DVDs, seed library, and museum passes.

Classes and Events

Attend classes and events including technology topics, crafting, book clubs, music events, and more.

For Kids and Parents

Here you’ll find all of our resources for kids and parents, online learning, story time videos, and events for families.

Read Alouds

Because of copyright restrictions, librarians can’t always record themselves reading published works aloud. Here are some channels and links for read-aloud videos where performance permission has been granted, or where authors read their own works.