Welcome to the

Tompkins County Public Library Foundation!

We sustain and strengthen our library by inspiring community support.

The Foundation serves as a bridge between the library and the community, encouraging engagement through philanthropy and participation.

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The 9th annual

read-out-loud challenge to raise funds for

Tompkins County Public Library

Thanks to our reader-fundraisers, the 2021 READATHON raised $22,909!  The Readathon promotes literacy, the freedom to read, libraries, accessibility, and connection, all through the power of community networks and the written word. Money raised will help strengthen TCPL's collection of books, DVDs, music, e-books, and more.


Readers shared some of their favorite poems, stories, memoirs, and their own written work. To see it for yourself, watch the video here:  https://bit.ly/Readathon2021videos

2022 will mark the tenth READTHON in support of TCPL--keep your eyes peeled for news about the festivities to come!



On April 7, 23 library lovers raised $2,784 for TCPL in honor of its staff. Thank you!

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Photo and design credit to QPK Design 


TCPL Celebrates

20 Years on Green Street!

In November of 2000, Tompkins County Public Library moved from Cayuga Street into the former Woolworths building on Green Street. This past November marked the 20th anniversary of TCPL as you now know it, anchoring the busiest corner in Ithaca.

You can donate a gift in honor of this milestone. Click here to give now.