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Meet the Staff: Anna Preview Image

Meet the Staff: Anna

Oct 11th, 2016 at 5:17 PM

What do you do at the Gates Public Library?

I'll be working to enhance and expand library programming for adults while pursuing to further develop community partnerships.

What book has changed your life and how?

"Ten Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives," by Laura C. Schlessinger. I randomly pulled this book off the shelf and 256 pages later I learned to take full responsibility of my life. She keeps it real and I like that.

What book made the biggest impact on you as a child?

"Matilda," by Roald Dahl. I'm the youngest of 4 children and grew up with very strict parents. Her practical jokes and inner resources helped me through many of my own annoyances.

You wake up to find your house is burning down. You only have time to save one object. What is it?

My fiance - he isn't actually an object but everything else can be replaced.

What is your spirit guide animal?

Apparently the owl.

All of the titles under "Staff Recommendations" were selected by Anna.

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Job Search Center Now Open

Sep 8th, 2016 at 10:35 AM

Gates Public Library has a new Job Search Center dedicated to helping individuals find their next job. Our patrons can have extended time to fill out applications, complete a resume, take a test, or search for employment opportunities. Nearby are the shelves with resources that have web addresses for job posting sites, and workforce development training. Civil service test preparation materials, and job search guides are also located in this area. One-on-one assistance is always available from a librarian.

Thank you to New York State Senator Joe Robach, who secured funding for this center.

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Introducing Loan History

Aug 24th, 2016 at 3:12 PM

Loan History is a new feature that allows you to keep track of items you have checked out even after they have been returned. It is available through your online account.

To sign up for Loan History log in to your account. In your Account Summary click on "Opt-In & Notifications" and then click on "Loan History." Once you acknowledge the terms of service Loan History will be activated for your account.

Your Loan History appears in your Account Activity. It will show you items checked out from the point you activated Loan History on. You can sort your Loan History by the date items are checked out, by author, or by title.

If you need help signing up for Loan History please ask one of our clerks or librarians. Loan History is not available in the Classic Catalog. Items will remain in your Loan History for three years.

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Creative Writing Group at Gates Public Library

Aug 19th, 2016 at 6:09 PM

The Gates Creative Writing Group provides an opportunity for beginning and experienced writers to share their work and receive feedback and suggestions from fellow writers. Shared work can include stories, novels, poems, screenplays, nonfiction, and more. Group writing exercises are sometimes included to practice particular writing techniques.

The Gates Creative Writing Group meets on the third Monday each month from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. 

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Gates Public Library Foundation Seeks Members

Aug 15th, 2016 at 12:26 PM

The Gates Public Library Foundation is looking for people who feel passionately about improving their library and their community to join the Gates Public Library Foundation. The Gates Public Library Foundation is responsible for:

  • Coordinate our annual fundraising letter writing campaign.
  • Plan annual fundraising event.
  • Coordinate planned giving to build an endowment for the Gates Public Library.

The Foundation is an all volunteer group that meets once a month. Meetings are fun, include breakfast and coffee, and typically last an hour. Membership is open to any individual regardless of how much or how little fundraising experience you have. If you are interested in learning more, please call or email Greg at (585) 429-8298 or gbenoit@libraryweb.org.

Our library's continued success depends on dedicated community members like you!

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