Library of Things

Library of Things

TCPL offers a collection of non-traditional items such as museum passes, mobile hotspots, exploring kits, seeds, reading glasses, umbrellas, basic toolkits, phone chargers, and more 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 near the Reference desk.

 

Passes

Available at the Reference desk.

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 607-272-4556 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. Only one pass of any kind may be checked out on a card at a time.

 

Mobile Hotspots

hotspot kit

Now available at TCPL, you can take home a mobile hotspot! These hotspots offer 4 GE LTE speeds and can connect up to 10 Wi-Fi devices at once.

Purchased with state aid from the office of Anna Kelles and provided by Mobile Beacon and the T-Mobile network.

Be sure to check the coverage area map to know if a hotspot will work for you.

 

  

Salutations Seed Library

Salutations Seed Library

Salutations Seed Library is a project co-sponsored by TCPL, the Master Gardeners of Tompkins County, and the Cornell Climate Stewards. It provides free seeds and gardening knowledge for the Tompkins County community. Located near the Reference desk. 

To learn more, check out our seed library page.

 

 

 

Library of Things

  

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Makerspace One-on-One

3:00pm - 4:00pm
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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: 0
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...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Steiner Conference Room
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If you are interesting in attending this committee meeting, please email Leslie Tabor at ltabor@tcpl.org for details. ...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Kids
Program Type: STEAM, Other
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TCPL invites families to a weekly LEGO build night! Buckets of LEGO will be provided for participants to borrow for their builds. Participants will also have the opportunity to display their creations in the Youth Services section for one week. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Writing
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Seats Remaining: 4
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Love to write your own stories? Have ideas for your own characters and worlds, or an interest in writing fanfiction? Join Adrienne Raw for a Teen Creative Writing Workshop! Adrienne is a SUNY Cortland Assistant Professor of Professional Writing. She ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Makerspace Open Hours

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Makerspace
About this event::
Drop-in open hours, no registration required. Come for a short tour, or stay and work on a project - we have lots of art supplies and ideas to get you making! Visit the Makerspace to use the laser cutter, 3-D printer, Cricut, or sewing/embroidery ...
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Technology Help One-on-One

12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
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Seats Remaining: 0
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Book a volunteer technology tutor for help with one of the following: - basic computer questions, such as using email, navigating the internet, or finding your files. - learning to navigate your ereader, phone or tablet. One topic on one dev...