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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

Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Event Description
"Clash (and Collaborations) of the Generations – the Multigenerational Workforce" with Deborah Mohlenhoff and Amie Hendrix, understand different age groups and how to best engage all employees in ways that will enhance working relationships across ge...

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

April 22, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace
About this event::
Join us in the Makerspace for self-led open hours! Bring your project, or make something with our available tools and materials. Share ideas with other makers, learn from volunteers and members of the community, and tinker to your heart's content!...

One-on-One Tech Help

April 22, 2019
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: 1
About this event::
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

Maker Mondays for Teens

April 22, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Join us for a weekly teen maker session. Every session will provide a short tutorial on 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, or Arduino programming. No prior experience required. Materials will be provided. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
About this event::
As consumers we purchase, use, and recycle or discard a vast array of items.  However, most of us do not know the true costs associated with production, packaging, shipping, using, and recycling or disposing of them. Sponsored by Cornell Univ...