Our Vision

The Gates Public Library will be a dynamic gathering place of discovery at the heart of the community.

Our Mission

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. 

Our Values

The cornerstone of Gates Public Library is to provide: 

  • An environment free of barriers; build an equitable, inclusive library community in books, programming and library services. 
  • Programming for all; deliver a wide range of expressions and intellectual activities. 
  • Service; cultivate an inclusive staff with supportive ethics, knowledge and empathy for our patrons. 

Holiday Closings 2022 – 2023

  • September 29, 2023 – Staff Training Day: Closed
  • November 22, 2023 – Closing Early: 9am-5pm
  • November 23, 2023 – Thanksgiving Day: Closed
  • November 24, 2023 – Black Friday: Closed
  • December 23, 2023 – Christmas Eve Observed*: Closed
  • December 24, 2023 – Christmas Eve Day*: Closed
  • December 25, 2023 – Christmas Day*: Closed
  • December 26, 2023 – Christmas Day Observed*: Closed

*If the holiday falls on a Saturday, it will be observed on the preceding Friday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, it will be observed on the following Monday