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The Potsdam Public Library is starting a new long-term cross-country ski rental program for youth! Want to know more? Check out our blog here and fill out the survey here, or through the link in the blog!

Recent Posts

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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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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Thank you for your support!