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New: TCPL Academy Tutorials!

We have exciting news! TCPL is partnering with Niche Academy to provide our patrons with a new digital resource: Tompkins County Public Library Academy. The TCPL Academy is a collection of self-paced tutorials you can use to get started with some of our more popular services, such as Libby and Tumblebooks for ebooks, Mango for language learning, JobNow for employment assistance, and HeritageQuest for genealogy research.

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TCPL Announces New Director Leslie Tabor

The Tompkins County Public Library Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Leslie Tabor as Library Director, effective November 28.

“It's a thrill to be selected to serve the Tompkins County community as library director,” says Tabor. “Leading teams, encouraging and helping others, and connecting people with information are passions at the heart of my career, and it’s an honor to contribute those passions to the Tompkins County Public Library.”

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Goulish Good Fun at TCPL!

Looking for a good spine-tingling read? We have booklists filled with thrills, chills and things that go bump in the night! Or, maybe you are looking for a good horror movie to scare you silly? We have hundreds of horror movies in our film collection to give you a good fright.

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Take and Make STEAM Kits: UV Bead Bracelets!

Thank you for crafting with us! All of the current Take and Make kits at TCPL have been claimed and are unavailable at this time. Please check the Sciencenter for available kits. 

 

Explore light with UV bead bracelets!

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Some Housekeeping Announcements

It's almost spring, and we're doing some spring housekeeping! We are working to make sure our patron and holdings databases are accurate and up-to-date—and we need your help.

How can you help? We’re glad you asked!

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10th Annual READATHON

The Tompkins County Public Library Foundation’s READATHON, the annual read-out-loud fundraising event, will take place on May 7, 2022. After two years as a virtual event due to Covid-19, this year’s READATHON will be a hybrid, utilizing both in-person and prerecorded readers. Celebrating its tenth year, the READATHON enlists readers to raise funds for the Library, culminating in a day-long celebration of literacy. The goal for this year’s READATHON is $35,000, which will be used to purchase materials for the library’s collection, such as books, movies, music, and more.

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Take and Make STEAM Kits: Borax Snowflakes!

Thank you for crafting with us! All of the current Take and Make kits at TCPL have been claimed and are unavailable at this time. Please check the Sciencenter for available kits. We're putting together a new Take and Make kit that will be available sometime in late March.

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