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The 9th annual read-out-loud challenge

to raise funds for Tompkins County

Public Library

The 2021 READATHON raised $22,909! The online video is packed with passionate library users sharing the books, poems, speeches, and nonfiction that inspire them--all to support TCPL. None of it would have happened without our intrepid reader-fundraisers, who spread the word about the impact private donations make at our community library, TCPL.

The READATHON is a fundraiser for new library materials, where readers and supporters share their love of reading, books, community – and the Library!  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.


Click here to watch the READATHON videos. Thank you!

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We need your help to keep us all reading!

To get involved with  the 2021 READATHON, contact Kerry Barnes at or

607-272-4557 ext. 232.

2021 Reader-Fundraisers

Listed in order of appearance in the video.
Susan Currie
Rich Recchia
Olivia & Raul Palma
Rachel Balzano
Millicent Clarke Maynard
Noah & Tom Fredette
Margaret Soulstein
Sam Fink
Kathryn Diaz
Angelina Randazzo
Terri Beth Ledbetter
Bob & Story Proehl
Ballet and Books Team
sponsored by Odyssey Bookstore
Angela Levy
Irene Komor
Patty Thayer
Emily & Mary Hopkins
Julee Johnson
McGraw House Team
Dale Johnson
Buffalo Street Books Team
Brett Bossard
Bill Jablonski
Dan Kiely