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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Here's what's happening


The 9th annual read-out-loud challenge

to raise funds for Tompkins County

Public Library

It's that time of year again: READATHON time! 

The event will be completely online again this year, with video recordings of reader-fundraisers airing all day April 24th. If you'd like to help raise money for TCPL, to support literacy, access to information, and books, you can donate to a reader's campaign here.


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

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.

Tompkins County Public Library Foundation

PO Box 6727

Ithaca, NY 14851-6727

(607) 272-4557

The Tompkins County Public Library Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 16-1422052.

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