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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.

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Recruiting Library Board of Trustees

Dec 10th, 2020 at 12:32 PM

A Library Board Trustee is a service position within your community who provides a voice in charting the direction of your local public library while helping to make decisions for the library’s future. All interested candidates may submit a letter of interest and résumé for consideration to the library director by mailing it in, dropping it off during open hours, or emailing it to The library director will forward all interested applications to the president of the board by December 31.

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Submit applications to Library Director, Anna Souannavong.



Mail directly to: 902 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, NY 14624

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Holiday StoryWalk

Dec 4th, 2020 at 3:32 PM

Come visit our StoryWalk located outside the Gates Public Library on the front windows! This month's StoryWalk features The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore with illustrations by Loren Long. Fun for the whole family!

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GCCC Supports the Community for the Holiday!

Nov 18th, 2020 at 1:34 PM

Beginning December 1st through December 20th, the Gates Public Library & the Chili Public Library will begin accepting donations on behalf of the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce. This year's donations will be supporting Linda’s Cupboard at Hope Hall and the Pirate Toy Fund! Donations can be brought to either the Chili Public Library or Gates Public Library. Drop-off boxes will be placed just inside each library entrance from December 1st - December 20th.

The Pirate Toy Fund is the only nonprofit organization in the country dedicated to distributing new toys year-round to children-in-need throughout the Greater Rochester region. Founded by local children's entertainer, Gary The Happy Pirate, the Pirate Toy Fund has distributed over 250,000 toys since 1995 and continues to actively pursue new avenues to expand our mission. Gary was inspired to found this endeavor by a special friend, Christie Simonetti. New and unwrapped toys can be dropped off at either library.

Linda’s Cupboard- Linda’s Cupboard opened in October 2010 in loving memory of Sister Diana Dolce’s sister, Linda Foster. Linda was a beloved member of the Hope Hall family and served as our Development Staff for many years until her passing. All donations go to Hope Hall families who struggle to make ends meet. Families are chosen based on their income level and family size.

Currently, Linda’s Cupboard is in need of the following non-perishable items:

  • Cereal (no sugar added)
  • Peanut Butter, Grape Jelly, & Tuna Fish
  • Canned or Boxed Soups
  • Ground Coffee
  • Rice, Pasta, Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Dish Soap & Paper products (paper towel, napkins, toilet paper)
  • Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

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Additional Curbside Pickup Hours

Oct 29th, 2020 at 10:19 AM

Starting on Thursday, November 5th, we will be offering additional Curbside Pickup hours on Thursdays from 10-5!

Contact us at OR call 585-247-6446

Be sure to provide your name, phone number and details of the titles you wish to request including the author's name and format of the item you are requesting.

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New 7 Day Express Books!

Oct 12th, 2020 at 11:45 AM


This 7-Day Loan Express Fiction Collection is located on the first floor in the New Books area. This collection is not renewable and must be returned to the Gates Public Library for the next enthusiastic reader!

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