The 9th annual read-out-loud challenge

to raise funds for Tompkins County

Public Library

In 2020, the READATHON went totally VIRTUAL, and raised $22,454! In 2021, the event will also be online, so that viewers can witness Library lovers reading out loud in their own homes, outside, or in some other special or unusual place.

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.

We need your help to keep us all reading!

Sign-ups are happening now! If you love TCPL and want to help raise funds to support it, go here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4da5a82ca7f8c25-readathon 

Check out this video of highlights from last year's READATHON!


For more information about how to become a reader or event volunteer at the 2021 READATHON, contact Kerry Barnes at kbarnes@tcpl.org or

272-4557 ext. 232.


Tompkins County Public Library Foundation

PO Box 6727

Ithaca, NY 14851-6727

(607) 272-4557

The Tompkins County Public Library Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 16-1422052.

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