Director Susan Swanton has authored a new book about the
history of the Gates Public Library!
Celebrate fifty years of the Gates Public Library and
twenty five years of The Friends of The Gates Public
Library in this pictorial history, decade by decade,
from 1961 to the present.
Library services have dramatically changed over the past
fifty years with automation and the proliferation of
informational and entertainment
formats. See how Gates Public Library has evolved as
culture and the technology revolution have reshaped
local library services.
Aiding Gates Public Library since 1986, The Friends of
The Gates Public Library, as an organized support group
for the library, have provided volunteers and
fundraising efforts to augment tax supported library
services – a perfect public-private partnership! Where
would Gates Public Library be without their Friends!
Enjoy these pictures as they illustrate the changes for
Gates Public Library over the past half century.
All profits from the sale of this book will benefit the
Friends’ new library fund!
The book is available for $10, and can be purchased at
the library’s circulation desk. If anyone would like to
have it mailed to them, they can call the library at
(585) 247-6446 to ask about it. Before the book can be
mailed to them, they must send a check to the library,
payable to the Friends of the Gates Public Library. The
cost is $14.50, which covers the cost of mailing. The
address to send a check to is as follows:
Gates Public Library
ATTN: 50th Year History
1605 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624