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Celebrate Library Giving Day with a Gift to TCPL!

Tompkins County Public Library Foundation is participating in Library Giving Day to raise funds for Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL). This one-day online fundraising event is happening today, Wednesday, April 7, and gives patrons and library lovers the opportunity to support their library by making a gift.

Libraries, small and large, serve as a cornerstone for our communities. In addition to well-loved books, TCPL offers innovative programs and resources that promote lifelong learning, connect patrons to technology, and advance knowledge.

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Social Solidarity Haiku Window Display

We're pleased to present a Social Solidarity Haiku window display, now through May 15, 2021!

Viewable from the North Reading Room windows facing Green Street, these original haiku were created by community members during three separate Social Solidarity Haiku workshops held throughout the pandemic. The workshops were led by former Tompkins County Poet Laureate Melissa Tuckey, and were offered to help raise the community’s voices with frontline essential workers. The display was designed in collaboration with Makerspace Librarian Cady Fontana.

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Take and Make STEAM Kits: Make a Sound Sandwich!

Thank you for crafting with us! All of the current Take and Make kits at the TCPL location have been claimed and are unavailable at this time. Please check with the Sciencenter for the availability of the remaining kits. We're putting together a new Take and Make kit that will be available sometime in April. Any questions or comments, please contact Joah Tang, Library Assistant, by email at jtang@tcpl.org.

A One! A Two! A One, Two, Three, Four! ♪♫♪♫

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2020 Income Tax Information

2020 Income Tax Forms and Instruction Booklets Available at Tompkins County Public Library

The forms and booklets listed below are now available at TCPL, and are located at our Copy Center.  Additional forms that are not listed can be printed upon request.  Please visit the library's Adult Services reference desk for assistance.  Patrons interested in taking advantage of the library’s curbside service can submit a request by email - askalibrarian@tcpl.org, or by calling us at 607-272-4556.  For information on our pick

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Play Trivia, Support TCPL

Test your knowledge of literature AND help support Tompkins County Public Library! Join us for a Literary-Themed Library Literati Virtual Trivia Night on Friday, February 26th starting at 7:00 pm, co-hosted by local author Bob Proehl, and Table for One, a local trivia service comprised of Clayton Covington, Gina Varrichio, and Timothy Weber.

Reserve your seat with your donation of $25!

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Magazine Sale

Our annual Magazine "Sale" will look a bit different this year! Starting January 28 and continuing through the end of February, discarded magazines will be made available for FREE in presorted bundles on socially distanced tables in the Avenue of the Friends.

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Books by Mail Service

Did you know? Through our Books by Mail service and in partnership with Foodnet Meals on Wheels, you can request books and audiobooks to be sent to you via the United States Postal Service, all at no cost to you.

If you are a homebound resident of Tompkins County and a client of Foodnet Meals on Wheels, Books by Mail will allow you to receive up to two items at a time, delivered to your home.

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Take and Make STEAM Kits: Make a Library Critter!

Thank you for crafting with us! All of the current Take and Make kits have been claimed and are unavailable at this time. We're putting together a new Take and Make kit that will be available sometime in March. Any questions or comments, please contact Joah Tang, Library Assistant, by email at jtang@tcpl.org.

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