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Sora App

Apr 17th, 2020 at 9:05 AM

Did you know all students of the Gates Chili School District have access to Sora? In collaboration with Monroe BOCES 2 and GCSD, Sora is a FREE collection of ebooks and audiobooks for independent, self-directed, or teacher-assigned reading. Students can read or listen to these books using a Chromebook, desktop computer, or personal mobile device.  Below are downloadable directions from the Gates School District: Sign into the Sora App Visit https://soraapp.com/welcome and follow the instructions to get started!

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Exciting News from Ancestry.com

Apr 10th, 2020 at 9:58 AM

While you’re staying indoors, why not do a little digging into your family history? For a limited time, ancestry.com (in partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration) is providing FREE access to nearly 500 million records! All you have to do is set up a FREE account with ancestry.com when prompted! Additionally, ancestryk12.com has temporarily made many of their educational resources free! Records from the National Archives: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/nara Educational Resources: https://www.ancestryk12.com/k12/resources/

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Census 2020

Apr 8th, 2020 at 10:23 AM

During these uncertain times, we wanted to remind you to make sure you fill out the census! For the first time, in 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online. The process will be quick and secure. You can respond to the census in less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee. You’ll still be able to respond by mail. To learn more about what to expect, visit 2020census.gov.

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Have You Checked Overdrive Lately?

Apr 6th, 2020 at 11:35 AM

Like many other libraries across the county, we have increased the number of ebook and audiobook titles in OverDrive! You can choose a contemporary title, or browse the thousands of newly added classic titles. If you're going to be staying home for a while, why not catch up one those classics you've always wanted to read but have never had time for? Visit https://libraryweb.overdrive.com/ to get started! Don't have a library card? Don't worry! You can apply for an E-Card! You just need a valid e-mail address and reside in Monroe County. Follow the link here to get started! https://libraryweb.org/using_the_libra…/e-card-registration/ If you already have a physical library card, you do not need an e-card!

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Exciting News About Hoopla!

Apr 3rd, 2020 at 3:12 PM

Attention Hoopla users! We have exciting news! In order to provide relief to libraries and to provide more content to patrons during this difficult time of sheltering at home, Hoopla Digital has curated the Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection! This list of more than 1000 top titles will be FREE to libraries - PLUS each patron will be debited ZERO borrows when they borrow any of the included titles! In addition to these titles, patrons will also continue to have access to hoopla's full collection of over 750,000 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, comics, and more. The collection will be free to libraries and patrons through 4/30/20. If you’re using the mobile site, you can make sure you’re borrowing from the Bonus Borrows Collection by clicking on a format and looking for “Bonus Borrows” under the genres heading. If you’re viewing Hoopla on your browser, look for Bonus Borrows on the scrolling banner. At this point, the libraries that are subscribed to Hoopla are Gates, Central, Greece, and Pittsford. You must be a resident of these towns or the City of Rochester to use the service. For more information or to get started, visit https://www.hoopladigital.com/

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We're still here for you!

Apr 3rd, 2020 at 3:01 PM

We are still here for you! If you have a general reference question, send us an email at gatesreference@libraryweb.org! We will be checking and answering reference questions Monday through Friday from 9 am until 5 pm. And remember, you can always check on the status of your library account at https://libraryweb.org/

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