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 2024

(Complete list of 2024 closings, including past dates)

  • July 4, 2024 – Independence Day: Closed
  • August 31, 2024 – Early Closing: 9am-1pm
  • September 2, 2024 – Labor Day: Closed
  • September 27, 2024 – Staff Training Day: Closed
  • November 27, 2024 – Early Closing: 9am-5pm
  • November 28, 2024 – Thanksgiving Day: Closed
  • November 29, 2024 – Day after Thanksgiving: Closed
  • December 23, 2024 – Early Closing: 9am-5pm
  • December 24, 2024 – Christmas Eve Day: Closed
  • December 25, 2024 – Christmas Day: Closed
  • December 31, 2024 – Early Closing: 9am-1pm

*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