Banner Image

The Gates Public Library will continue to be a friendly, creative learning center where the staff engage with the public to develop a variety of collections, resources, and programs that will encourage education, literacy, personal enjoyment and professional growth.

Learn More

News

Late Night Halloween Party: Monster Ball Preview Image

Late Night Halloween Party: Monster Ball

Sep 13th, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Join us for a free classic Halloween event, complete with trivia, a Frankenstein-themed escape challenge, special effects makeup, tarot card reading, monster horror movies, a doughnut eating contest, and so much more! This event is for adults ages 21 and up.

The evening will begin at 9:00 pm with trivia starting at 10:00 pm. An Eventbrite ticket will ensure your spot at trivia. Click here to reserve your free ticket.

This event is part of the Libraries After Dark, a series of themed after-hours social events for adults made possible through the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries.

Read More

2018 Girls Who Code Program Preview Image

2018 Girls Who Code Program

Sep 6th, 2018 at 1:31 PM

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science. The organization is working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

Our after school club is open to girls in grades 6 – 12. We will meet every Thursday (except November 22nd) from 4:00 to 5:00 PM at the Gates Public Library. The club will start on September 20th and end on December 20th.

To register please fill out this form.

The girls will learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages. They will also work in teams to design a website that solves real world problems the girls care about.

For more info please checkout our Google Slides Presentation on the program.

Read More

The Double Initial Murders: Nightmare in Rochester Preview Image

The Double Initial Murders: Nightmare in Rochester

Aug 21st, 2018 at 9:07 AM

Do you know the Double Initial Killer? Rochester-native true-crime author Michael Benson will be here, discussing the unsolved 1971-1973 murders of Carmen Colon, Wanda Walkowicz, and Michelle Maenza, the crimes that shocked our community and terrified our children. There will be a slide-show presentation followed by a Q&A. New info. New suspects. Special guests.

Two sessions will be offered on Saturday, October 13th, 2018.

Read More

Summer Reading 2018: Libraries Rock! Preview Image

Summer Reading 2018: Libraries Rock!

Jun 21st, 2018 at 9:06 AM

It's summertime and Libraries Rock! Whether you are a kid or a grown up, we have reading prizes, library programs, and summer fun for you. You were going to read something this summer anyway, right? Why not register and enjoy a prize or two?

Children ages birth to 12 can read or be read to at least 10 minutes a day. Tweens and teens ages 9 - 18 just tell us what book or books they read and what they thought about it. And yes, ages 9 to 12 can choose to do both programs! Adults of all ages also tell us what they read, and are eligible for great prize drawings.

Come to our Circulation Desk and we'll help you get started on our summer reading program!

Read More

June Kindness Project: Support Our Troops Preview Image

June Kindness Project: Support Our Troops

Jun 5th, 2018 at 1:32 PM

Throughout the month of June the Gates Public Library will be collecting donations on behalf of SupportOurTroops.org. These donations will be given to American servicemen and servicewomen who are deployed overseas. Donations can be left in the red, white, and blue box near the coffee bar, or dropped off at the "Ask Here" desk. The following items are needed:

  • Phone Cards*
  • Visa and MasterCard Gift Cards*
  • iTunes Gift Cards*
  • Ear Buds
  • USB Flash Drives
  • AA and AAA Batteries
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Beef Jerky and Slim Jims
  • Powdered Drink Mix (To flavor local water)
  • Gum, Breath Mints, and Candy
  • Personal Care Items (Men's and Women's Razors, Feminine Products, Lip Balm, Dental Floss, Lip Balm, Foot Powder, Etc.)

* These items should be left at the "Ask Here" desk.

Read More