Welcome to the

Tompkins County

Public Library Foundation!

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.  

Upcoming Events



Library Literati

Virtual Trivia Night

Friday, October 9th at 7:00PM

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, October 9th starting at 7:00PM with local author and your favorite trivia night host, Bob Proehl.

Play as an individual for a $5 minimum donation or put a team of four to five people together for a donation of $25. To make a donation to play, go to: https://www.tcplfoundation.org/2020-virtual-pub-trivia-ticket-page


Prizes for winning teams and individuals as well as most creative team names and best literary figure costume! (Yes- show us your best Gatsby, Jane Eyre, Joan Didion, or George R.R. Martin!)


All proceeds benefit Tompkins County Public Library.


Zoom link and instructions will be sent after donation is received.

For more information, contact kbarnes@tcplfoundation.org

Recent News

Giving is Gorges

The 6th annual community fundraising event happened on May 20, 2020

Thanks to your generous gifts, we reached and exceeded our $2,500 goal, raising a total of $3,085 for Tompkins County Public Library. You rock!


The 8th annual out loud reading challenge

to raise funds for Tompkins County

Public Library happened on April 25, 2020


The official numbers are in! Together we raised $22,454 for the 2020 Virtual READATHON!


Want to relive the READATHON? You can still watch the live broadcast here.

Tompkins County Public Library Foundation

PO Box 6727

Ithaca, NY 14851-6727

(607) 272-4557

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