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PPL to Hold Budget Hearing and Vote, Trustee Election

On June 26 Potsdam Public Library will be holding its annual budget vote and trustee elections. A public hearing for...
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Spanish-English Wellness Club comes to PPL

Native Spanish speakers and those interested in honing their Spanish speaking skills can now come together in PPL's two newest...
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New Monthly Energy Workshop comes to PPL

The Month of May will bring the second in what has become a monthly energy workshop series brought to the...
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Expressions and Interpretations of the North Country:  Garments of the Past Knit into the Future

Cozy and unassuming, PPL's North Country Section is going to be home to a new interactive art exhibit through April,...
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PPL kicks off youth nordic-ski program; surveys needed

Following up in what we started implementing last year, PPL, in partnership with SUNY Potsdam’s Wilderness Education Program, is getting...
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New Orleans North Brought Sunshine and a Crowd to PPL

Well, it was another marvelous PPL Concert featuring New Orleans North. The eight-piece jazz ensemble broke out all the old-school...
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A Poet in Wolf’s Clothing has PPL Crying for More

It's been a hot minute since any blogs have been posted and I can't think of a better return to...
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Local Author, Emma Grace, talks about her debut YA Novel, Match

Seven years in the making, Emma Grace's debut novel, Match, was started when she was only 13 years old, but...
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PPL teams up with Institute in Autism Awareness Initiative  

 April is Autism Awareness Month and in recognition a new partnership between the Potsdam Public Library and the Institute for...
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Kid Cross-Country Ski-Program Comes to PPL

The Potsdam Public Library is starting a new long-term cross-country ski rental program for youth! If you would like to participate, please...
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Our own experience of grief is as unique as a fingerprint. Most of us have lost or will lose a...
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Village Writers Guild presents . . . 

The Village Writers Guild returns this fall to the Potsdam Public Library. A 12-week series of workshops and discussions that...
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Lunar New Year Concert Comes to PPL

The moon has played the muse in many forms of art and in every culture, and on February 10, Potsdam...
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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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