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READATHON 2023

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Campaign Ended

$23,570

327 Supporters

78% of $30,000 goal

Marli Stahler

Fundraiser since Mar 2023

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$505

10 supporters

101% of $500 goal

Marli Stahler's Story

Books and libraries have always been magic to me. I can vividly remember attending weekly story time at the public library in Allentown, Pa, where I grew up. The newspaper published a picture of me, age 4, mouth agape, eyes as big as saucers, listening to the wizard librarian as she took me to realms unknown through whatever she was reading.

When I had my own children, the library supplied the same endlessly abundant experiences for us, as we read aloud books each night before bed (complete with voices for the various characters!).

Now my grandchildren are hooked. Even one year old Rosie will sit with a book and carefully turn each page, pointing and babbling. 11 year old McKinley was admonished by his teacher for reading his library book during one of her lessons!

Now I am a retired READING teacher, and a TCPL Board member. I can honestly say I am astonished at all the programs we offer. As our director Leslie says, the library truly is one of the last bastions of democracy. ANYONE can enter and ask for ANYTHING, and a librarian will listen and help. How LUCKY we are to have our library here to hold and serve us, no matter what our need.

Thanks, TCPL!!❤❤❤❤

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The READATHON is our annual read-out-loud challenge to raise funds for the collection at TCPL!

In this, our 11th year, reader-fundraisers will read from their favorite books and ask their friends, family, and colleagues to join them in supporting the public library. Your donation, in any amount, is very welcome.

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 comes from private support, like that raised by our READATHON participants.

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

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Campaign Ended

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327 Supporters

78% of $30,000 goal

Tompkins County Public Library Foundation

A 501(c)(3) Public Charity

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