Adult

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The Adult Services Department at the Gates Public Library has materials for all types of readers from print materials to Books on CD to MP3 Playaways. We have books for everyone – from popular fiction to classics to Large Print to cookbooks to car manuals to historical materials. We offer Reader’s Advisory services, booklists, and monthly displays highlighting relevant and topical materials. The Gates Public Library also has a robust Local History collection with access to Ancestry.com on our public computers. 

Book Clubs

Ideas ‘n’ Authors

When you read a great book (or even a lousy one) you always want to tell someone about it. Come to the Gates Public Library’s book discussion group, Ideas ‘n’ Authors, and discuss books with people who love reading as much as you do. Ideas ‘n’ Authors takes place the first Monday of each month from September to June at 7:00 P.M. in the library meeting room. Copies of the current book the group is reading are available to check out at the circulation desk.

#ReadWomen

Join us for the book club that exclusively reads female authors. Books are available to pick up at the Gates Public Library or may be available through Libby or Hoopla as an audiobook or e-book.

In 2014 Joanna Walsh, author and journalist, founded #ReadWomen to promote and support books written by women. Any genre. Any length. Any kind. We hope to keep up the momentum.


Book Discussion Kits

Interested in starting your own Book Club in the community? We have over 30 Book Discussion Kits for your small group! Each kit has 8-9 copies of a single book and book discussion guides, all in a handy easy-to-carry bag. Be sure to check out this section (which can be found to the right of the upstairs Reference Desk). Check out your next book discussion kit today!

See our Book Discussion Kit Booklist for a comprehensive list of all of our Adult titles available for checkout below:

Notary Public

Gates Public Library offers free notary services. Please call ahead to ensure that our notary is in.

Adult News

Kids’ Clothing Exchange: Spring 2024

HOW DOES IT WORK? Bring in clean (washed), gently-used children’s clothes, sizes newborn through 20, or children’s shoes. Donations will be accepted at our circulation desk:
MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2024 – FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2024…

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Eclipse Viewing Event at TSE

On the afternoon of Monday, April 8, our area will be in the direct position to witness a celestial spectacle — the Total Solar Eclipse! The Town of Gates is planning an eclipse celebration from 1 – 5 pm at Total Sports Experience, 880 Elmgrove Road.

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Kitten Shower with GRASP

Get ready, ’cause Kitten Season is upon us! On Saturday, April 27th, the volunteers from Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets (GRASP) will be here for a very special Kitten Shower…

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New Adult Books