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What We Do

You're here because you love TCPL. We're here because we also love TCPL--and we want to offer you as many opportunities as possible to show that support.

Think of the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation as a bridge between the community and the Library. We offer you a sense of ownership that goes beyond the public funding we all contribute to. Here, you can roll your sleeves up and make a real difference.

How does it work?

Whether you enjoy attending fun, informative events, sharing your love of reading and the library with your friends and family, or using your skills to support a community institution that you believe in, there are opportunities for you to make a real difference. And you won't have to do it alone--we're here to help, every step of the way.

See the Quick Links for more information.

What else does the Foundation do?

The Foundation's work doesn't end there. We direct money from donors and grantors to their intended funds and initiatives. We monitor the use of your donations here in the Library. And we report on the impact your gifts make in the everyday lives of all kinds of people in our community. 

We are thrilled and honored to work with you to help make TCPL the best that it can be. Thank you!

Quick Links

READATHON

Library Literati

Team TCPL

Business Partnerships

Healthy libraries are essential for healthy communities.

--Lisabeth Chabot,

Library Foundation Board of Directors