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The 2023 READATHON took place on Saturday, April 15th, with readers in-person at TCPL, as well as pre-recorded video readers.


Our signature annual fundraising event, the READATHON is powered by passionate library users sharing their love of reading, books, community--and the Library! On one special day each spring, these intrepid reader-fundraisers share their favorite fiction, poetry, nonfiction, speeches, personal writing, memoir--you name it--and demonstrate the powerful impact private donations make for our community and our Library. 


The 2023 READATHON--the 11th annual read-out-loud challenge to raise funds for Tompkins County Public Library--has raised more than $23,000! Every dollar raised helps to buy books and other materials our community so desperately needs. Nearly a million items are used each year—a remarkably high level for a community of our size—and 100% of the funding for annual purchases comes from private support like yours.


To learn more about the READATHON,

contact Kerry Barnes at or


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2023 READATHON Event Sponsors

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