Use the power of the sun to take a photo!
These free Take and Make kits contain a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)-based craft that families can work on together. With this kit families can harness the power of the sun's UV light to take a photo! The Sun Prints kit also includes a fun video provided by the Cornell Center for Materials Research.
Thank you for crafting with us! All of the current Take and Make kits at TCPL and the Sciencenter 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 July. Any questions or comments, please contact Joah Tang, Library Assistant, by email at email@example.com.
What colors are hiding inside a marker???
We're offering the following events in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month:
Spilled (Soy) Milk Film Discussion with Director
Tuesday, May 25, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Professor and Director Changhee Chun will show excerpts from the film, which highlights the rich diversity of Asians & Asian-Americans in Ithaca, NY.
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.
To Register for Vaccination Within Tompkins County
Visit https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health/covid19vaccineform. PLEASE NOTE: This registry is for Tompkins County Health Department to better understand demand for the vaccine and to communicate directly with those who are eligible to receive the vaccine when doses become available. You must meet eligibility requirements to register.
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.
Announcing new “Book a Librarian” virtual meeting opportunities!
We're excited to offer patrons 30-minute one-on-one meetings via Zoom to discuss and help with a range of topics. Before COVID, a favorite task of Adult Services librarians was working with patrons and teaching new skills, ranging from computer help, to makerspace skills, genealogy, book recommendations and more. While all meetings will remain virtual for the time being, we look forward to chatting with and helping you soon!
Beginning November 30, you no longer need an appointment to use our curbside pickup service! Simply pull up in one of the designated spots on Cayuga Street, and call us using the number on the sign to let us know you’re here. We’ll get your holds checked out and bring them to your car. Please let us know if you are picking up Book Bundles.
Also starting November 30, our afternoon hours are changing--we will open at 2:00 instead of 3:00. See below for our complete hours.