Support TCPL

Support TCPL

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Tompkins County Public Library Foundation

The Tompkins County Public Library Foundation sustains and strengthens our library by inspiring community support. The Foundation serves as a bridge between the library and the community, encouraging engagement through philanthropy and participation.

There are many ways you can support TCPL and become a Library Champion!

  • Take part in our READATHON, our all-day read-out-loud fundraising event
  • Join Team TCPL, by organizing your very own Library fundraiser with the help of Foundation staff
  • Become a member of the Library Literati and enjoy events like the Library Speakeasy and Literary Virtual Trivia Night
  • Adopt a Periodical and cover the costs of 1-3 year subscription for a publication library patrons want and need
  • Set up a recurring gift, monthly or quarterly
  • Make a tribute gift in honor or memory of a loved one or special occasion

To make a gift right now, go to: https://www.tcplfoundation.org/give-now

For more information or to speak with Foundation staff about other giving opportunities, go here: https://www.tcplfoundation.org/about

 

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Preschool Art Session 2

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Preschoolers are invited to make crafts inspired by or using nature. We will explore salt painting, printmaking, wet felting and papermaking. Participants will need an adult to help them and clothes that can get messy. All other materials will be pro...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
About this event::
Learn the basics of drawing with visiting artist Vanessa Varjian and create hand-drawn designs of flowers using colored pencils on paper. The drawings will then be made into buttons that you can use to adorn your denim, bags, or other wearables....
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Autumn Baby Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
About this event::
Weather permitting, caregivers and their babies are invited to join Cassie at the park next to the Henry St. John Building at 301 S. Geneva St. for music, rhymes, movement and books. On days when the temperature is forecasted to be lower than ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
About this event::
A.D. White Professors-at-Large Program at Cornell University Contact: Cindy Greco, Program Administrator (cindy.greco@cornell.edu) Speaking my Soul: Race, Life and Language – A Reading by John Rickford (A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Corne...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Makerspace Open Hours

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Makerspace
About this event::
Drop-in open hours are back! Registration is no longer required. We still must adhere to room occupancy requirements (max. 10 people at a time), but do not anticipate this being an issue often.  Visit the Makerspace to use the laser cutter, 3...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Children and families are invited to join us in Dewitt Park for stories, music and family fun! In the event of inclement weather, we will meet in the Library's Thaler/Howell Programming Room.  To check if storytime will be held outside, pleas...