Library of Things

Library of Things

Library of Things

Libraries were sharing before sharing was cool. 

— Miguel Figueroa, director of the American Library Association's Center for the Future of Libraries

TCPL offers a collection of items that veer from traditional. Yes, we have a large collection of books and audiovisual materials, but we also have museum passes, reading glasses, umbrellas, basic toolkits, phone chargers, and tote bags that you can check out and use in-house or take home with you. These items are listed in the catalog under "Library of Things" and are available at the Circulation desk.

 

Items to Take Home

Passes

We do not allow holds on passes. However, if a pass is checked in when you search our online catalog, you can call us at 607-275-1542 and we will check it out to you. If you do not pick it up before closing that day we will check it back in the next morning so it will be available for someone else.

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For Your Convenience While Visiting the Library

Chargers

Miscellaneous

Owned by Member Libraries

The items are owned by other libraries in the Finger Lakes Library System. You may place a hold request on them to have them sent to TCPL for you.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
About this event::
Treat yourself to a creative workout! Write Your Heart Out, A Library Writers' Circle will happen on Zoom, facilitated by Tompkins County Public Library staff Alison Sepos and Joyce Wheatley. Come for prompts, examples and supportive feedback on your...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Virtual Family Storytime

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to celebrate reading and build their early literacy skills online at Family Storytime with Kelly here.  Check back each Tuesday for a new addition!   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Offsite
About this event::
Facilitated by psychotherapist and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Anna Salamone, RN, LCSW, these sessions will encourage participants to shift out of "automatic pilot" mode and observe the workings of the mind, body, a...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

STEAM Book Club: Strange Birds

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Kids ages 9 - 12 are invited to join our monthly STEAM Book Club. This month we are discussing "Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers" by Celia C. Pérez and will be joined by a special guest from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Register o...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
About this event::
In collaboration with Cornell Celebrates Toni Morrison, the library will be hosting a virtual book discussion on 'The Bluest Eye.' The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison. The novel takes place in Lorain, Ohi...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Writing Workshop

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Writing
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited
About this event::
Explore your creative muscles in our casual weekly writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all - each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour workshops will involve a va...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Virtual Baby Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
We miss you and Baby Stortyimes! Caregivers and their babies can join Cassie online anytime for music, rhymes, movement and books here.  Check back each Friday for a new addition! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab, Makerspace, STEAM
About this event::
Need to create or modify frightening face coverings for safe Halloween fun or get ideas for spooky Zoom backgrounds or socially distant Halloween costumes? Drop in to get ideas! Ages 16+ welcome. Register for this event...