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Friends of The Tompkins County Public Library

Learn about the benefits of membership with the Friends of the TCPL

A reader lives a thousand lives before they die. The person who never reads lives only one - George R.R. Martin

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Every dollar of profit we make goes on to help someone in need. In addition to our library partners and some non-profit organizations, we give three types of grants

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Education Grants

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Community Grants

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Library Grants

Upcoming Events

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The Next Sale: Oct 8 - 23

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The Friends Are Looking For Members And Volunteers!

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Check Out What's New At Tompkins County Public Library

Our Partners That Help Make Our Dream Possible

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Books are a uniquely portable magic - Stephen King

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See our mission and our vision for the future

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” - Anna Quindlen

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Our grants give educators the help they need to succeed within and without the classroom