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RBdigital Discontinued as of June 30, 2020

It’s time to say goodbye to FLLS’s RBdigital Magazines. Due to impending budget cuts, FLLS and its member libraries, including TCPL,  will be focusing on high demand services such as ebooks and e-audiobooks. Our subscription to RBdigital Magazines will end on June 30, 2020. We apologize for the short notice.

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Calling All Submissions to TCPL's QuaranZine!

Hello from TCPL!

Since March 2020, Tompkins County has been in a state of quarantine in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, experiences have varied greatly. We're interested in capturing experiences, memories, and sentiments from this time (March-July 2020) in a digital community scrapbook we are calling TCPL’s QuaranZine. Using the links below, you will find leading questions to inspire your recollections. Feel free to fill out one, some, or all questions.

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Welcome Back!

Dear Readers,

Welcome back to TCPL!

We are truly delighted to share our books and more, once again. Your patience with the process that puts safety first is greatly appreciated.  

This limited borrowing system will be in place until we can safely gather and handle materials without quarantining them first. We anticipate offering additional services after mid-July, with computer and internet access being our first priority.  

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Letter to the Community, May 2020

Dear Library Community,

First, we miss you and hope this letter finds you safe and well.  

As New York begins the reopening process, we are looking forward to seeing you all again, and sharing physical library materials and programs as well as electronic and virtual resources. Why, then, did we make the decision for Tompkins County Public Library to remain fully closed through June 30?

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TCPL Recommends, Spring 2020

Looking for something good to read, watch, or listen to? TCPL staff has recommendations for you! Many of the following are available to download or stream, and we've noted where you can find them online. Happy exploring!

If you have any questions about the following titles, just Ask a Librarian!

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Early Literacy Activity Challenge

We wanted to offer some suggestions for fun activities you can do each day to support your child's early literacy! These activities were created by our very own Kelly and are based on the five early literacy practices of:

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Break for Books Is Expanding!

Inspired by the popularity of Break for Books, our weekly Facebook interactive group chat, we will begin offering Break for Books Jr., Teen Break for Books, and Break for Movies, all found on our Facebook page. Teen Break for Books will also be available on Instagram.

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions and TCPL

In response to public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Tompkins County Public Library has taken precautions that may help limit the spread of the virus in accordance with recommended practices. TCPL continues to offer access to books, public computers, Wi-Fi, reference services, and a variety of resources and computers dedicated to the 2020 US Census.
 

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