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.

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.