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READATHON

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 2022 READATHON--the 10th annual read-out-loud challenge to raise funds for Tompkins County Public Library--raised $21,660! 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.

We're already looking forward to the 2023 READATHON--and we'd love to have you join us in this celebration of reading and support for TCPL! For more information, contact Kerry Barnes at kbarnes@tcplfoundation.org.

I'm reading in and fundraising for the 2021 READATHON because I love the Tompkins County Public Library and want to do my part to support it, now more than ever.

I want to raise funds to help buy books, films, and other materials so that every person coming to the library wherever they are coming remains informed, entertained, and educated.

--Margaret Soulstein, 2021 and 2022 READATHON reader-fundraiser

To learn more about the READATHON, contact Kerry Barnes at kbarnes@tcplfoundation.org or

607-275-1532.