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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
It's not too late to show your support for TCPL and the freedom to read!
2023 READATHON Reader-Fundraisers
Click on a name to support a reader's campaign!
Reading in-person at TCPL
(sponsored by Friends of Henry Granison)
4:00 - Renee Brutvan
4:30 - Miao-Shian Hsieh, Open Doors Team
(sponsored by Visions Credit Union)
5:00 - TCPL Foundation
7:00 - Steven Streetman
7:30 - TCPL Staff Performance
Pre-recorded video Readers:
Open Doors English Julie Rudd Coulombe Language Program Team(sponsored by Visions Credit Union)
2023 READATHON Event Sponsors