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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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

Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Families, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Performance, Classes and Workshops, Lectures
About this event::
All are welcome to attend this exciting presentation by our 2019 Artist-in-Community, Scott Hitz (PuppHitz Puppets, Sesame Workshop, Ave. Q, Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors )! Part show, part lecture, Scott will share some history of puppetry, s...

Adobe Illustrator 101

August 22, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab, Technology Class
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Join graphic designer Annie Aldag to learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator.  Learning objectives during this class will include using the select and draw tools, as well as becoming familiar with tracing and vector images.  At the ...

Makerspace One-on-One

August 22, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
What do you want to make? Library Assistant Josh will walk you through using one of our machines. Please see below for options. During these learning experiences, you may experiment with TCPL's raw materials free of cost. If you plan to make mu...

Baby Storytime & Playtime

August 23, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Caregivers and newborns up to 24 months are invited for music, rhymes, movement and books at 10:30. After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

Circus Culture Workshop

August 23, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Kids ages 8+, teens, and adults are invited to learn juggling and use other circus props with Circus Culture! This four part drop-in series is free and open to the public. People of all abilities are welcome and encouraged to join the fun! Come to ju...

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

August 23, 2019
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace
About this event::
Join us in the Makerspace for self-led open hours! Bring your project, or make something with our available tools and materials. Share ideas with other makers, learn from volunteers and members of the community, and tinker to your heart's content!...

Summer Family Storytime

August 24, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to celebrate reading and build their early-literacy skills at Summer Family Storytime. We meet each Saturday for stories, songs and family fun. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Ezra Cornell Reading Room
Age Group: Adults, Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Performance, Lectures, Music
About this event::
Join us for a musical journey through Bach, viewed with a Jazz lens! Alejandro will share his wealth of knowledge and piano skills. Alejandro Bernard-Papachryssanthou is a composer, arranger, pianist and music educator living in Ithaca, New York. ...