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 Discussions

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.  The book selection for April (postponed from March) will be The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare. The book is available to pick up at the Gates Public Library or you can try and get the title through our Overdrive system 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.

Registration with a valid email address is required and a Zoom link will be sent to registrants either the day before or the day of the event.

Notary Public

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

What to Read Next

Don’t know what to read next? Try checking out the recommendations in our book lists. Feel free to stop by the library and ask one of our librarians for help selecting your next book.

Adult News

NEA Big Read with Ilya Kaminsky

We’re excited to announce that the Gates Public Library is hosting the National Endowment of the Arts, Big Read Project in collaboration with the Monroe County Library System and RIT/NTID! Author Ilya Kaminsky will be joining us on Saturday, April 1st at 5:00PM…

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Sweet Reads

The Friends of Gates Public Library has put together Sweet Reads just in time for Valentine’s Day! Red mystery and pink romance bags include one book, chocolates, cocoa mix, and a book mark.

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Closed Monday, January 16, 2023

The Gates Public Library will be closed Monday, January 16, 2023 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Our book drop (located around the back of the library) will be open for returns.

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New Adult Books