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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.

The 2023 READATHON is scheduled for Saturday, April 15th, and will include readers in-person at TCPL, as well as pre-recorded video readers. Want to join other Library Lovers in promoting reading, TCPL, and community pride? Sign up to be a reader-fundraiser and inspire your friends and family to support our Library. 

To sign up now to be an in-person or video reader-fundraiser, go to:


2023 READATHON Event Sponsors

Bousquet Holstein, PLLC

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To learn more about the READATHON, contact Kerry Barnes at or


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