In celebration of National Library Workers Day (April 25th), we, the undersigned, urge Tompkins County residents to recognize the essential work done by the staff of our public libraries. Today’s public libraries are both familiar and constantly evolving. Along with books, movies, music, electronic resources, and periodicals, our libraries offer programming, computer classes, seeds for your garden, genealogy assistance, public bathrooms, space to meet, study, and play, and cozy chairs.
The Tompkins County Public Library Foundation is holding a Library Literati virtual quiz show fundraiser on Thursday, October 28 beginning at 7:00 pm, titled Hold On… Let Me Ask a Librarian!
Tompkins County Public Library Foundation is participating in Library Giving Day to raise funds for Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL). This one-day online fundraising event is happening today, Wednesday, April 7, and gives patrons and library lovers the opportunity to support their library by making a gift.
Libraries, small and large, serve as a cornerstone for our communities. In addition to well-loved books, TCPL offers innovative programs and resources that promote lifelong learning, connect patrons to technology, and advance knowledge.
Test your knowledge of literature AND help support Tompkins County Public Library! Join us for a Literary-Themed Library Literati Virtual Trivia Night on Friday, February 26th starting at 7:00 pm, co-hosted by local author Bob Proehl, and Table for One, a local trivia service comprised of Clayton Covington, Gina Varrichio, and Timothy Weber.
In November of 2000, Tompkins County Public Library moved from Cayuga Street into the former Woolworths building on Green Street. This November marks the 20th anniversary of TCPL as you now know it, anchoring the busiest corner in Ithaca.
A lot has changed in twenty years—fresh faces, new spaces, expanded services and programs. Late fees have even been eliminated!
TCPL’s Readathon, the annual read-out-loud fundraising event, will take place beginning at noon on Saturday, September 29 and will run for 24 hours straight, till noon on Sunday, September 30. In its sixth year, the Readathon enlists readers to raise funds for TCPL, culminating in a 24-hour celebration of reading out loud outside our building on Green Street. The goal for this year’s Readathon is $25,000, which will be used to purchase materials for our collection, such as books, movies, music, and more.