Ithaca, N.Y. — A Cornell professor and his wife are raising money for the Tompkins County Public Library through a “Readathon 2014 ” event held on Sept. 27.
Cornell English professor Daniel Schwarz and his spouse Marcia Jacobson, a retired scholar, have raised more than $1,000 so far, according to their fundraising page.
Schwarz wrote on the fundraiser page:
“Having lived a life in which reading, rereading, teaching and writing books have been transformative experiences, I ask my friends and colleagues to support this essential community resource so that others can have the joy in reading and learning that I have been fortunate to have.
Join me in supporting our public library. The TCPL is a recreation center for the mind and the spirit. Our taxes pay for the building and employees; but our contributions pay for the collections, the events, and the activities at the library. Your contribution will make a difference.
You can donate to the page here. The Readathon is the second of its kind held to raise money for the Tompkins County Public Library.