Tompkins County Public Library

Friday, December 18, 2009


Tompkins County Public Library Board President Henrik N. Dullea has announced the appointment by the County Legislature of four new members to the Library's board of trustees.

The County Legislature voted during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, December 15, to appoint:

• Gwen R Glazer, staff writer and editor for the Cornell University Library system. Glazer received her bachelor of arts degree from Wesleyan University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University. She has an extensive background in journalism and public relations.

• Diane Goodman-Daniel, director of social media strategy and technology specialist for Communique Integrated Marketing Company. Goodman-Daniel has extensive experience in web design and management. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in community studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and holds a postgraduate certificate with honors in new media from the Vancouver Film School.

• Cynthia Nicholson, licensed professional engineer for Tetra Tech Architects and Engineers. Nicholson received a master of engineering hydraulics and hydrology degree from Cornell University and a bachelor of science in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson University. She has an impressive volunteer background, including work with the Ithaca Festival, the Ithaca Downtown Partnership and the City of Ithaca.

• Martha Walker, director of the Fine Arts Library of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University. Walker received her bachelor of arts degree from the State University College at Oswego and holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

"It is with great pleasure that I welcome these outstanding community members to the Library board," Dullea said. "Each of these individuals bring unique experiences and professional backgrounds to the board, but like all TCPL board members, they are united in their shared love of our public library."

In addition to the new board members, the County Legislature also voted to reappoint for three-year terms Michael Stamm, president of Tompkins County Area Development, and John Vineyard, president of Sunlake Investment Management

The 15-member Library board is comprised of Tompkins County residents who are appointed by the County Legislature.

For more information, contact Dullea at (607) 277-2488.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Volunteers Available to Read to Children at Library

The Tompkins County Public Library has recruited volunteers to help spread the love of reading and books.

The Library is proud to present, The Reader is In, a group of volunteers who will be available to share stories with children of all ages during their visits to the library. There is no set schedule for this program and the readers will be available at different times during regular library hours beginning December 7, 2009.

Parents can look for the "Reader is In" sign in the Youth Services Department. If a reader isn’t available, the sign will read, “Reader is Out.”

In recognition of the significant role reading aloud plays in the development of early literacy skills and a life-long love of reading, TCPL is excited to have this additional resource available for its patrons. In addition to The Reader is In, the Library also offers weekly storytimes for families and babies.

For more information about this program, please visit or call the Library’s Youth Services Department at (607) 272-4557 extension 275.