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THE STORY:

As we've celebrated TCPL's Sesquicentennial this past year, I've looked around at all that we offer our community, thought about all that we want and must offer our community in this time of great change and as I often do, I stood looking at the portrait of Ezra Cornell. I thought about how his founding a public library in a time when that was not so common, ultimately led to the founding of a great educational institution.

I’ve been a librarian a long time and I hear almost every day about our pending digital demise—that our stacks will house relics unrecognizable to the next generation of readers. We hear constantly that technology changes libraries, but we know without any doubt that libraries change people. I see it every day.

If libraries were just about books, we might be worried but libraries aren’t repositories of collections, they are investments in the futures of the communities they serve. It’s up to us to ensure that Ezra’s and our investment is secure—to maintain a diverse, ever-evolving collection, to keep our physical space vibrant and welcoming , to offer educational and cultural programming, to ensure that we are bridging the digital divide by providing internet stations, wireless access, to provide opportunities to have access to the digital world and all the new technologies, to provide audio visual materials, no matter what format and yes, to offer books and reading-regardless of whether it is a print book or ebook--because libraries are about the joy of reading, the power of information and the strength of community connections.

Please join me as I complete the final 'leg' of this year's 24-hour READATHON from 11:30am - noon on Sunday, September 28th.

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$880

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  • Andrea and JoEllen

    $50

  • Barbara and Brian Eden

    $25

  • Matt & Jes Taves

    $50

  • Betsy East & Elizabeth Bixler

    $50

  • Debbie & Sarah

    $100

  • Josie & Marty

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nancy Bereano

    $25

  • Lydia Pettis

    $30

  • Deb Schmidle

    $25

  • Pat Schafer

    $25

  • Morgan Currie

    $50

  • Eliot and Vivian

    $50

  • Mary Buehler

    $20

  • Tompkins Learning Partners

    $10

  • Tim Scott

     

  • Carrie, Ismael and Keagan Carmenatty

    $25

  • Caroline Cox

    $10

  • Margaret E. Garvey

    $60

  • Barbara M. Currie

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

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176% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $880 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Barbara M. Currie

Barbara M. Currie

DONATION: $50

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Margaret E. Garvey

Margaret E. Garvey

DONATION: $60

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Caroline Cox

Caroline Cox

DONATION: $10

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Carrie, Ismael and Keagan Carmenatty

Carrie, Ismael and Keagan Carmenatty

DONATION: $25

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Tim Scott

Tim Scott

4 years ago

Tompkins Learning Partners

Tompkins Learning Partners

DONATION: $10

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Mary Buehler

Mary Buehler

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Pat Schafer

Pat Schafer

DONATION: $25

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Lydia Pettis

Lydia Pettis

DONATION: $30

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