Help us put books on shelves!


330 supporters

$35,000 goal

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Friends of the Library Superheroes


by 10 supporters

$500 goal

We're a group of volunteers at the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library (FOL) Book Sale's Children's Department.  We love the library and want to support the Library Foundation's effort to raise money to add books to TCPL's collection.  And since the READATHON takes place on the first day of the Spring Friends Book Sale, May 7th, we'll be reading from the book sale headquarters, at 509 Esty Street in Ithaca!  Weather permitting, we'll be reading picture books to kids lining up to get into the sale, right out in front of the building.  Donors will get the link to watch us online or join us in person on May 7th.

The TCPL Foundation and the Friends of TCPL have the same goal, to support our public library and enrich its collections for the enjoyment of all members of the community.  Your donation to our campaign for the READATHON means more books in the library. And your purchases at the Friends book sales allow the organization to give generously to TCPL for the same purpose.

Thank you for donating to the Friends of the Library Superheroes and helping us reach our $500 goal! And please browse and buy at the 2022 Spring Book Sale, held May 7-9, May 14-16, and May 21-24, 10 am-8 pm.

Julie Eastman & Team


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The READATHON is our annual read-out-loud challenge to raise funds for the collection at TCPL!
Help us make our 10th READATHON our best ever! 

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 that raised by our READATHON participants. Money raised by the Readathon goes toward purchasing books, films, and other materials patrons depend on to remain informed, entertained, and educated.



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