New at TCPL: Hoopla and Kanopy
Now you can download and stream even more content with your TCPL card! Have you tried Hoopla or Kanopy?
With Hoopla, you can borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, comics, and magazines and enjoy everywhere you have a screen--your computer, your phone, even your TV! Hoopla offers more content, in more places, than any other digital library platform and it's all FREE with your library card.
Celebrating National Library Workers Day on April 25
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.
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.”
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.
Director Candidate Presentation on September 21
The Tompkins County Public Library Board of Trustees invites the community to the second finalist candidate presentation for the position of library director on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. Organized by the Library Director Search Committee, the presentation is an opportunity for the public to hear directly from the finalist.
Director Candidate Presentation on September 15
The Tompkins County Public Library Board of Trustees invites the community to a finalist candidate presentation for the position of library director on Thursday, September 15 at 5:30 p.m. Organized by the Library Director Search Committee, the presentation is an opportunity for the public to hear directly from the finalist.
National Search for New Library Director Underway
The search for a new director for Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) is actively underway with a national advertising campaign and a 15-member search committee. Interested applicants are encouraged to review online information about the library and the position and to apply on the Tompkins County Human Resources application site by July 1, 2022.
Sign Up for the TCPL Newsletter!
Big announcement! We're now offering a monthly newsletter to keep folks up to date with all the happenings at TCPL. We will expand our email offerings to include event announcements, collection highlights, and much more.
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!
Service Update, March 2022
With the lifting of many COVID-19 restrictions in New York, we continue to revise and update our services here at TCPL.
Call for Proposals: TCPL Teen Center Mural
We're excited to announce a search for artists to paint a mural that celebrates our Equity Statement. We're asking for submissions that feel youthful and appropriate for a teen audience. Successful applicants are comfortable working with teen volunteers to complete the project. A jury to award $2,000 will be assembled in November, including teen library users and TCPL staff.
Take and Make STEAM Kits: Sun Prints!
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. We're putting together a new Take and Make kit that will be available sometime in July. Any questions or comments, please contact Joah Tang, Library Assistant, by email at email@example.com.
Use the power of the sun to take a photo!
Service Update, October 2021
With the lifting of many COVID-19 restrictions in New York, we are revising and updating our services here at TCPL.
Take and Make STEAM Kits: Chromatography Butterflies!
Thank you for crafting with us! All of the current Take and Make kits at TCPL and the Sciencenter have been claimed and are unavailable at this time. We're putting together a new Take and Make kit that will be available sometime in July. Any questions or comments, please contact Joah Tang, Library Assistant, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What colors are hiding inside a marker???
Expansion of In-Person Hours Beginning June 1
Beginning Tuesday, June 1, 2021, our hours are changing!
Monday-Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Reference desks and internet stations will open at 9:30 am, Monday through Friday, and 10:00 am on Saturday.