“A Book is like a garden in the pocket”  – Chinese proverb

We want to put more books in more hands, and we invite you to join us!

  • The Friends of TCPL is a membership organization, dedicated to helping our public libraries and promoting literacy in our community.
  • All memberships are for the calendar year and expire on December 31.  We start accepting new memberships and renewals for each coming year in October, after the beginning of the Fall Sale.
  • Some of our members volunteer to sort donations during the year, or work at the Fall and Spring book sales.  Others prefer to stay in the background as non-active partners.
  • Those volunteers who have worked 30 hours or more before the Spring or Fall book sale become members eligible to vote at the annual meetings, and can attend the Volunteer Pre-Sale before each sale.
  • Any contribution of time or money you want to make is always much appreciated.  Adults who contribute less than $25 are Associate Members, entitled to vote at our annual meeting.  In addition, we have 5 levels of membership based on financial donations:

                        Bookworm – Kids only – $5 donation

                        Book Lover – Basic Membership – $25 donation

                        Book Group – Family Membership – $35 donation

                        Book Collector – $100 donation

                        Literati – $150 donation

Adult members receive a subscription to “The Library Connection”, and the right to vote at our annual meeting. At the Book Collector and Literati levels, members are invited to a Member-only Pre-Sale before the spring and fall Book Sales. Members at the Literati level also will have a bookplate in their honor placed in a new book at TCPL.

Best of all — when you are a Member, you are a part of what we do.  You are helping our public libraries empower our community with books, knowledge, and connection.

“My best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I [haven’t] read.”
– Abraham Lincoln

Join Us

Join or renew online and pay your dues by PayPal or by credit card.  You can also print out a Membership Form and mail it with your check or credit card information to Friends of TCPL, 509 Esty Street, Ithaca NY 14850.

Any amount you can contribute will help support us in our mission to put more books in the hands of more people.

All financial contributions are 100% tax deductible.

Thank you!

Last updated: June 5, 2020 at 13:47 pm