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Expanded Hours beginning Tuesday, September 7

Aug 31st, 2021 at 12:00 PM

We have exciting news to share: we are expanding our hours! Beginning Tuesday, September 7 (after Labor Day) we will be open at 9am six days a week! Our hours will be the following: MONDAY: 9 AM - 8 PM TUESDAY: 9 AM - 8 PM WEDNESDAY: 9 AM - 8 PM *THURSDAY: 9 AM - 8 PM (*Closed the first Thursday of every month until 11 am) FRIDAY: 9 AM - 6 PM SATURDAY: 9 AM - 5 PM SUNDAY: CLOSED We will continue to offer our Curbside Service during these new hours of operation.

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Closed Monday, September 6

Aug 30th, 2021 at 11:23 AM

Just a reminder, we will be CLOSED next Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day! As always, our book drop (located behind the building) is open 24 hours.

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Volunteer with the Friends of the Gates Public Library

Aug 16th, 2021 at 12:19 PM

The Friends of the Gates Public Library is looking for volunteers! These volunteer opportunities include: Social Media/Publicity Chairperson Maintain Facebook, Twitter pages, & handle all public service notices for media. Newsletter/Brochure Editor Create, copy, and design quarterly newsletters. Write brochures and announcements as needed. 2 Board Members Seeking two members to join our FGPL Board. They would help plan, organize and develop programs, participate in fundraising, and advocate for the library. Board members participate in 7 nightly meetings a year. Quarterly Book Sales Help Assist at book sales, set up displays, arrange books, and handle sales. Weekend shifts are available! Interested? Email the Friends at books4gatesfriends@yahoo.com

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Take & Makes for All Ages

Aug 14th, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Children's Take & Makes Each month a new Take & Make craft is set out in the Children's area. Drop by and pick up an envelope containing all you'll need for a 'do-at-home' craft. Basic supplies such as glue and scissors will not be included in the craft envelopes. Pick them up early so you don't miss out! Take & Make crafts are free, courtesy of the Friends of the Gates Public Library! This month's Take & Make Craft: Pirate Treasure Chest Interested in Take & Makes from previous months? Below are links to instructions on how to make them! Summer Popsicle Craft Teen/Tween Take & Makes Each month a new Take & Make craft is set out in the Teen Services area. Drop by and pick up a bag containing all you'll need for a 'do-at-home' craft. Basic supplies such as glue and scissors will not be included in the craft envelopes. Pick them up early so you don't miss out! Take & Make crafts are free, courtesy of the Friends of the Gates Public Library! This month's Take & Make Instructions: Grow a Grass Head Interested in Take & Makes from previous months? Below are links to instructions on how to make them! Flower Pot Gnome Felt Covered Coaster Craft Stick Photo Frame Handprint Lilies Beaded Paperclip Bookmark Spider Web Craft Turkey Leaf Craft Apple Weaving Craft & Apple Weaving Patterns Evil Minions Chip-Bag Clip Butterfly Craft Alien Pin Adult Take & Makes Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up the materials for the Adult Take & Make. This month's craft is a DIY Beach Frame. Each kit includes: a frame, sand, glue and decorations from the sea. Get yours now, while supplies last! 

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We are Still Offering Curbside Pickup!

Aug 12th, 2021 at 10:54 AM

Need new materials, but don't want to stop in? We are still offering our curbside pickup option here at the Gates Public Library! Give us a call (585-247-6446) or email us (gatesreference@libraryweb.org) to request your items! We will check your items out to your card, bag them up, and have them ready to go before you know it! Once you arrive (any time we are open), pull up to the front doors and give us a call. We will run your items out to you!

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August Storytimes

Aug 11th, 2021 at 10:49 AM

Here's a calendar to keep handy with our August storytime schedule!   Baby Storytime - For ages 0-2 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, followed by playtime. Storytime with Mary Jo and Storytime with Hannah - For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, followed by snacks and playtime. Time for Tots - For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. 40 minutes of free play, followed by snacks and a brief storytime.   Masks are strongly encouraged for all individuals over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status.

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