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Imagine Your Story Summer Reading 2020

Jun 22nd, 2020 at 1:28 PM

We won’t let anything stop us from summer reading! All programs will begin on Monday, June 29th.    Here is everything you need to know about this year's Adult, Teen, and Children's Summer Reading Programs: Adult Summer Reading | For Ages 18 Starting on Monday, June 29th, call or email the Gates Public Library and ask to have a registration packet ready for you to pick up via curbside pickup service. Each time you read an entire book or magazine or finish an audiobook, fill out a review slip. Once a week, put your review slip in the provided baggie and drop it off in the 24-hour book drop at the back of the building. Adult Services Librarian, Paula will collect your slips and pull names each week to win a special prize. Winner will be contacted by Paula and your prizes will be available to pick up through the library's curbside service! Teen Summer Reading Program | For Ages 9-18 Starting on Monday, June 29th, call or email the Gates Public Library and ask to have a registration packet ready for you to pick up via curbside pickup service. Each time you read an entire book or magazine or finish an audiobook, fill out a review slip. Once a week, put your review slip in the provided baggie and drop it off in the  24-hour book drop at the back of the building. Teen Services Librarian, Heidi will collect your slips and pull names each week to win a special prize. Winners will be contacted by Heidi and your prizes will be available to pick up through the library's curbside service! Children's Summer Reading Program | For Ages 2-12 It's time to dream, to wonder, to let your imagination run free with this year's Summer Reading Program at the Gates Public LIbrary! This year, we will be doing things a little differently. Each week, starting Monday, June 29th, we will be highlighting a different folk tale. Each folk tale will have a kit prepared that you can pick up at the library. The kits will contain a short retelling of the story, activities, a craft, and a prize. While we will not be tracking the time you read, we hope our kits will inspire you to share stories and fun times exploring and reading with your family. The program runs for six weeks, with new kits available each Monday from June 29th to August 3rd. Starting on Monday, June 29th call or email the Gates Public Library and ask to have a kit ready for you to pick up via curbside service. As always, keep an eye on our Facebook/Instagram for any changes or updates. We appreciate your support as things change in the blink of an eye, and can't wait to get you all started on your summer reading journeys!

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We Miss YOU!

Jun 15th, 2020 at 2:00 PM

I MISS YOU! I MISS YOU MORE! NO, I MISS YOU MORE!   The library staff misses seeing and interacting with all of its GPL patrons! Please take a few minutes to tell us what you miss most about the Gates Public Library and let us know what resources and services you'd like to see in the future! Click on the button below to be directed to the survey! What do you miss?  

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Books about Race, Racism, and where to go from here

Jun 9th, 2020 at 3:34 PM

We took titles from various booklists we have seen circulating this week, and made these lists so you can start figuring out how to get your hands on them. We see books as a form of art, and as Alice Walker said, “If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for?” Booklists  Catalog  Overdrive  Hoopla

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