Join us for summer reading!
STEP 1 : Enroll here
STEP 2 : Take out loads of books, audiobooks, DVD’s, and video games from the library
Each week the person who has enrolled in summer reading *AND* taken out the most items wins a $10 gift certificate to Cayuga Creamery in Interlaken!
Each member of the family should have their own enrollment! (also it’s more chances to win!)
One enrollment per person please.
Select the age group that you feel is most appropriate, there’s no wrong answer.
A new drop box has been installed next to our south entrance for convenient, touchless return of library materials.
Returns are being accepted at this time. Please return any library materials at your convenience.
Returned items will reflect as checked in after approximately 72 hours.
The library is not accepting book donations at this time. Please do not leave donations in our drop box.
A library card is the key to unlocking all of our digital collections.
Library cards are free to get.
Librarians are issuing library cards
during the COVID-19 closures
Have a request for a book that you’d like to check out that isn’t on our shelves? Let us know, we’re happy to add some titles to our regular orders to ensure the titles you want are on our shelves.
Join Caryn for a restorative chair yoga class in the comfort and safety of your home. Each Tuesday we will be updating this video for participants. No video-conferencing required, just press start any time that’s convenient for you. Available in the library Tuesdays at 11:45am once we open following the COVID-19 closures.
Funding provided by the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library and the Delavan Foundation.
Libby, by Overdrive
Libby allows tablet, smartphone and kindle users to easily access ebooks and audiobooks using your library card. With an improved interface, this is one of the easiest ways to access digital media while you’re away from the library. The app will walk you thru connecting your library card and how to download material. Your login is your library card number and your pin is the last 4 digits of your phone number on file with the library.
Overdrive allows tablet, smartphone and kindle users to access ebooks and audiobooks using your library card. With hundreds of items to choose from, users can digitally ‘check out’ items from their local library. Users have the option to download items to a kindle or ereader or to view as a PDF. Your login is your library card number and your pin is the last 4 digits of your phone number on file with the library.
If you’re stuck inside and trying to use this time to tackle some family genealogy research, Heritage Quest is a great resource. It’s an online database of records with broad searchability. Created by ancestory.com, users can access the database for free thru the library system.
Step 1: Go to flls.org and select the FOR THE PUBLIC drop down menu. Click on HeritageQuest. Users will be redirected to the main search page of HeritageQuest.
Step 2: Begin your search.
Something to keep in mind – if you’re searching for a specific person in a specific place, remember that town names changes, county lines move, and misspellings did occur. Keep searches to within a date range, and search criteria broad enough not to exclude results that may be helpful.
The Interlaken Public Library has print and fax services available for a small charge. These services are available during library open hours.
The Interlaken Public Library has FREE WI-FI 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Available in the library and in the adjacent park.