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.

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 November marks the 20th anniversary of TCPL as you now know it, anchoring the busiest corner in Ithaca.

We need the Library now more than ever.

How can you help? Why not commit to giving $20 a month for 20 months?

Your support--whatever the amount--helps keep TCPL strong. And in serving our community, we remain strong too.

Please consider a gift today. Click here to give now.

Recent News


Library Literati

Virtual Trivia Night

Friday, October 9th at 7:00PM

Our first-ever Library Literati Virtual Trivia Night Event was a blast! There were incredible costumes, punny questions and answers, lots of laughs and cheering, and, of course, a few technical difficulties. Everyone who came out supported TCPL while they were having fun with friends and family. Trivia Master Bob Proehl kept things rolling along and provided questions that really kept people on their toes. Thanks to Bob, and to all our participants--they are now Library Literati!

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!

Tompkins County Public Library Foundation

PO Box 6727

Ithaca, NY 14851-6727

(607) 272-4557

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