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Tompkins County Public Library Foundation

The Tompkins County Public Library Foundation serves as the fundraising arm for the public library. Members of the community -- individuals and families, foundations, businesses, trusts and organizations -- play a pivotal role in supporting TCPL through contributions to the Foundation.

Our library has always relied upon a partnership of private and public funds, from its earliest days as the Cornell Free Library founded nearly 150 years ago by Ezra Cornell. Today, we continue the legacy of his philanthropy by encouraging community support.

Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library

The Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library, founded in 1946, is a not-for-profit membership organization for people interested in books and libraries. Our purpose is to stimulate public interest in the library, purchase library materials, and support other cultural and educational programs in Tompkins County.  We are able to accomplish many of our goals by the distribution of funds raised during our twice-yearly book sales.

Upcoming Events

Makerspace One-on-One

August 20, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
What do you want to make? Makerspace Librarian Cady will walk you through using one of our machines. Please see below for options, and note what you'd like to use (and what your project idea is) in the "How did you hear about this event?" box. Eac...

Game On Summer

August 20, 2018
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Teen Center
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Other
Description:
Game On returns this summer! Join us for weekly D&D, Magic the Gathering, and other tabletop games.  ...

One-on-One Tech Help

August 20, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: Adults
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...