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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

Friends of the Library Book Sale

October 20, 2018
10:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Sales
About this event::
Visit the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library booksale website at www.booksale.org. Please email any questions you have about the sale to info@booksale.org. ...

Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group

October 20, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Time Warner Cable Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Groups, Meetings, Other
About this event::
This weekly group is intended for adults interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons who have RSVPed to rachel.e.hadley@gmail.com. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Contact Rachel for more information or to reserve a spot. &...

CANCELLED: Artist in Residence Sculptural Collage Workshop

October 20, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
About this event::
This event has been cancelled. Instead, stop by the Avenue of the Friends on Saturday 10/13 from 1-3 or Thursday 10/18 5:30-7:30 to chat with Frances and share images of your favorite places in Ithaca, to help inform her upcoming show. ...

Maker Is In: Cornell Society of Women Engineers

October 20, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12)
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Volunteers from The Cornell Society of Women Engineers will be available to help children explore some of the Libary's S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) resources during this hour-long drop in program. Families can explore g...

Adult Board Game Club

October 20, 2018
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
About this event::
Adults are invited to join our weekly board game club! Bring a favorite game or play one that's on hand. RSVPs are appreciated but drop-ins are welcome as well.   ...

Play 'n' Talk

October 20, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Community Groups
About this event::
A local support group for families raising children on the autism spectrum. Parents and caregivers are invited to discuss and learn about various issues and resources concerning ASD. Childcare will be provided for children ages 3-13, who will match u...

LEGO at the Library

October 20, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Other
About this event::
Children are invited to attend this weekly LEGO® brick building program. 'LEGO at the Library' encourages children to use their imaginations or LEGO books from the TCPL collection to create their own LEGO art! The Library will provide LEGO bricks, an...

Friends of the Library Book Sale

October 21, 2018
10:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Sales
About this event::
Visit the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library booksale website at www.booksale.org. Please email any questions you have about the sale to info@booksale.org. ...