15th Annual READATHON!
The 2023 READATHON is scheduled for Saturday, April 15, and will include readers in-person at TCPL, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, as well as pre-recorded video readers to follow.
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.
Join Us for Hold On... Let Me Ask a Librarian! on October 28
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!
Celebrate Library Giving Day with a Gift to TCPL!
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.
Play Trivia, Support TCPL
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.
Innovation arises out of necessity.
Here at the Foundation, we’re astounded every day by the generosity of donors like you who want to see TCPL continue to thrive and evolve.
Celebrate 20 Years on Green Street!
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!