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 "Teens" group.

TCPL Maker Mondays for Teens

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: STEAM, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
About this event::
Let's Make Something! 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Cricut, etc.... Teens are invited to the Makerspace for two hours of open-making time. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and use one of our Makerspace machines:  3D Printers (...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Preschool Nature-Inspired Art

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
About this event::
Join us for a book and a craft inspired by or using nature. We will explore printmaking, paper marbling, flower pounding and making our own play-dough and incorporate natural materials into our art making. Participants will need an adult to help them...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Drag Teen

4:30pm - 6:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
About this event::
Learn the art of drag fro am local drag queen in this four week class series! Participants will learn about costuming, makeup, lip synching, stage presence, and more. Students will be best served by attending all classes in the series, as each week w...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Makerspace One-on-One

11:00am - 12:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
What do you want to make? Register for a one-on-one session in the makerspace with Library Assistant Josh to use our laser cutter, 3-D printer, or Cricut.  Sessions are one hour and a maximum of two people are allowed in the makerspace a...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Stories in the Park

11:30am - 12:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 93
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 live on Zoom. Please register below to receive the Zoom link. To check if storytime will be held outs...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Makerspace One-on-One

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
What do you want to make? Register for a one-on-one session in the makerspace with Library Assistant Josh to use our laser cutter, 3-D printer, or Cricut.  Sessions are one hour and a maximum of two people are allowed in the makerspace a...