Library of Things

Library of Things

Library of Things

Libraries were sharing before sharing was cool. 

— Miguel Figueroa, director of the American Library Association's Center for the Future of Libraries

TCPL offers a collection of items that veer from traditional. Yes, we have a large collection of books and audiovisual materials, but we also have museum passes, reading glasses, umbrellas, basic toolkits, phone chargers, and tote bags that you can check out and use either in-house or take home with you. These items are listed in the catalog under "Library of Things" and are available at the Circulation desk.

 

Items to Take Home

Passes

Home

Devices

For Your Convenience While Visiting the Library

Chargers

Miscellaneous

Owned by Member Libraries

The items are owned by other libraries in the Finger Lakes Library System. You may place a hold request on them to have them sent to TCPL for you.

Upcoming Events

Universal Design Workshop/ Panel Discussion

June 19, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Description
A panel discussion featuring local experts sharing tools and perspectives on universal design and visitability to allow individuals to live and age in their homes with optimal accessability across the lifespan. This workshop is sponsored by the Tomp...

Sit! Stay! Read!

June 19, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Reading sessions will be held Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-s...

One-on-One Tech Help

June 19, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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. ...
Registration
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Join us for a 8 week Memoir Writing Workshop for adults ages 65 and up.  Paige Eve Chant, creative writing teacher and TCPL intern will be facilitating this workshop. Participants will be exploring memories and life experiences through the art o...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Description
A knitting, crochet, spinning, and general fiber craft gathering/circle (a.k.a. knit night). The evening will start off with a talk by Nikki Addicott of Wine Country and Cabin View Alpacas. She'll tell us about her life as a shepherdess and will also...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab
Description:
Interested in becoming a U.S. citizen? An important part of preparing for the citizenship exam is being familiar with 100 Civics questions on American government, history, geography and holidays. We are here to help you study!   The Commun...

Tompkins County DSS

June 20, 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Description:
Tompkins County Coordinated Transportation Plan Meeting ...