POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Public Library was presented the 2014 Pride in Potsdam Community Award on Thursday at the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner.
Potsdam Library director Pat Musante and Pam Yurgartis accept the Pride in Potsdam Community Award on behalf of the library board, staff, Friends of the Library and volunteers.“The nomination of the Potsdam Public Library for this award had overwhelming support,” said chamber executive director Marylee Ballou. “It has been an amazing experience just to read through all the letters … from longstanding library patrons … some for 10, 25, 50 years as well as parents who appreciate how the library helps them to build special bonds and memories with their children.”
The award reflects the ongoing efforts of the library to enhance the quality of life in Potsdam, Ballou said. The library has engaged in many specific activities that resulted in positive acclaim for the library as well as the community.
The Potsdam Public Library claimed the highest circulation in the entire North Country Library System in 2012 and 2013 and continues to have high circulation rates. They also lead others in the North Country Library System in the number of hours they are open, seven days a week including four evenings per week.