Children

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The Children’s Department is a warm and welcoming area for children, their caregivers, teachers, day care providers, and anyone who is interested in children’s literature. We have an extensive collection of materials for children from birth to age 12 and their caregivers. Our space features a number of puzzles, blocks, and other manipulative and imaginative toys. Our aim is to offer such a comfortable and fun environment that no one wants to leave!

Baby Story Time Song Sheets

It’s never to early to learn! Talking, reading and singing to your baby is beneficial to the development of your child’s brain- and its good for you too! Here are some song sheets you can download to sing with your wee one, curated by Miss Hannah.

You can watch Miss Hannah demonstrate these songs on her Baby Story Time playlist below!


Homeschooling Resources

Whether you’ve made the decision to homeschool or you’re still considering the option, here are resources to offer help and guidance:

Children’s 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 Children’s Books