Ithaca, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Public Library Foundation is launching “The Campaign for a 21st Century Library: Books and Beyond in the Digital Age” on Saturday night, according to a press release.
Columnist Amy Dickinson and and Cornell professor Kenneth McClane will be part of the event.
“This is a defining moment for public libraries,” Library Director Susan Currie said in a news release.
“The ways in which our community needs the library are changing, and we must respond. To flourish, people need lifelong access to an ever-increasing and ever-changing body of knowledge and tools and skills to make the most of it.”
The campaign launch is free and open to the public.