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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

Toddler & Preschool Storytime

December 11, 2018
11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers are invited every Tuesday for early literacy-based stories, songs, finger plays and much more! After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

EVTompkins

December 11, 2018
11:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full

New Roots Digital Art Class

December 11, 2018
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Community Groups, Digital Lab, Technology Class
About this event::
New Roots Charter School Digital Arts Class ...

One-on-One Tech Help

December 11, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics.  Please describe what you would like to help with in the "How did you hear about this event?" field. ...

Sit! Stay! Read!

December 11, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
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...

Senior Year: The Podcast

December 11, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, Technology Class