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Fall Book Sale - September 12-14, 2019 Preview Image

Fall Book Sale - September 12-14, 2019

Aug 31st, 2019 at 11:20 AM

Presented by the Friends of the Gates Public Library

Join us in the atrium of the Gates Public Library for a large selection of books, puzzles, games, DVDs, and more! All proceeds help support the Gates Public Library.

Thursday, September 12th. Members' Day! Open to members of the Friends of Gates Public Library. Join at the door for $5.
4:00 - 8:00 PM

Friday, September 13th.
9:30 - 4:30 PM

Saturday, September 14th. $2 Bag Sale on library discards. 50% off on all donated books in the book sale area only.
10:00 - 4:30 PM

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Outdoor Movie: Friday, August 9

Jul 16th, 2019 at 2:51 PM

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Enter our costume contest by coming dressed as your favorite video game character or internet meme!

Join Ralph and Vanellope on Friday, August 9th for a night of family friendly fun! Fun, food, and festivities start at 7:30 PM. Video game character and internet meme costume contest at 8:50 PM. Movie starts at 9:00 PM.

Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush." In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet -- the netizens -- to help navigate their way!

 

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Preschool Open House

Jul 9th, 2019 at 9:21 AM

Wednesday, July 24 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Is your little one ready to take on preschool? Join us for our Partial Day Preschool Open House where you can get a tour, see our preschool space, enjoy drinks and snacks, and meet some of the teachers. This will also be an open forum to answer any questions you may have. This forum will take place in the YMCA Library space, which is located beside the Gates Public Library.

For more information on partial day preschool, please contact Melissa Allen at (585) 429-1260‬ or visit the Westside Family YMCA website..

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New Online Resources

Jul 1st, 2019 at 9:44 AM

Customizable Legal Forms

Gale Legal Forms offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for most common legal procedures. Many forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks relevant to business owners, such as filing for copyrights, patents and trademarks, articles of incorporation, licenses, and more.

Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resource Center helps you with the four key business stages—plan, fund, start and manage, this resource covers all major areas of starting and operating a business, including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes. More than 850 business plans are included from the Business Plans Handbook series, with new business plans added monthly.

Online Biographies

Biography in Context is an engaging database of contextual information on the world's most influential people. Over 650,000 biographical entries cover a range of historically significant figures and present-day newsmakers.

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Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

Jun 19th, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Children Summer Reading

Sign up for ages 0-12 will begin on Monday, June 24th and ends on Saturday, August 10th. Come into the library and contract to read, or be read to, at least 10 minutes a day. You'd get lots of cool stuff to take home and mark your reading progress. Once a week, come back and get a prize, and move your spaceship around our bulletin board.

Teen Summer Reading

Sign up for ages 9-18 will begin Monday, June 24th and ends on Saturday, August 3rd. Come into the library and pick up a summer reading packet and hand in your registration card. Fill out and hand in a review card for every book you read (deposit box is on the Teen Services Librarian's Desk, on the second floor). Hand in review cards by 5:00 pm, Saturday of each week to be eligible for prize drawings which will take place each Monday. Winners will be notified by phone or e-mail.

Adult Summer Reading

Sign up will begin on Monday, June 24th and ends on Saturday, August 10th. You can choose whatever you want to read, whether they are books, books on CD, MP3s or e-books from the library or your own personal copies. Come into the library and pick up a summer reading packet and hand in your registration slip. Each packet has booklist recommendations and 5 review slips. Review slips can be returned into the box which will be put on top of atrium table. Prizes will be awarded each week.

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