Video on Potsdam library now viewable online around the world
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 6:47 am

POTSDAM – A video about the operation of the Potsdam Public Library and its history is now viewable online around the world

North Country Matters, the local video public affairs magazine produced at WCKN, filmed a show this spring about the Potsdam Public Library, including details of the upcoming library referendum.

In the program, AAUW-St. Lawrence County member Donna Seymour talked with Library Director Pat Musante, Library Board Fiscal Officer Carol Halliday, and board member Chip Morris.

They discussed the details of the referendum vote, the operations of the library, its history, the services the library provides, and newer digital media materials.

People can access the show’s YouTube link at

The vote takes place on June 11 from noon to 8 p.m. pm in the Library basement.

In addition to increasing the total funding by $40,000, three trustees will be elected to the library board. If passed, the funding increase would raise the existing tax rate from 89¢ to 97¢ per thousand of assessed value within the taxing district, which mirrors the Potsdam School District.

The NCM civic partners working to educate North Country residents about public policy issues facing our region include AAUW-St. Lawrence County, the League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County, and Clarkson Media and Mass Communication students, who provide the technical expertise for the productions.

The shows are filmed at the WCKN studio at Clarkson University.