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 "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.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Creek Walk
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Community Groups, STEAM
About this event::
8-12 year olds welcome to join us for outdoor board games this summer at the library! Learn a new game with local board game aficianado Mike Timonin or play an old favorite with a friend. Games and puzzles provided, but feel free to bring a favo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sketching in the Park

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes and Workshops, Offsite
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
About this event::
Learn to draw from life - no experience necessary! Local artist Ten Van Winkle will lead weekly in-person, socially distant drawing classes. Registration not required but appreciated. Participants are encouraged to bring their own pencils, erasers...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Virtual Live Chinese Storytime

11:30am - 12:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
About this event::
Come Join other families and friends for songs, rhymes, activities, stories, and books at our monthly virtual live Chinese (Mandarin) storytime on the first Thursday each month. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome!  Register...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments, Online Chat, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Reserve a 1-on-1 virtual appointment with Librarian Tom to learn how to navigate eBook or employment resources available through the library. During this 30 minute ZOOM session, the goal be to cover some of the following topics: Setting up t...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
We're moving Baby Storytime outside!  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 we're unable to meet due to wea...