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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

Family Outdoor Movie Night

Join us to enjoy a coming-of-age tale of self discovery and seaside summer adventure as we watch Disney Pixar’s Luca! Save the date, Friday, August 19th at 7:30PM, for an evening of outdoor family fun in Gates Public Library’s parking lot. You bring a lawn chair, blanket, and bug spray—we’ll have popcorn, games, and so much more!

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Gates Summer Celebration

Chill out this summer at the Gates Summer Celebration! Make sure to stop at our table for fun giveaways and prizes at the Gates Summer Celebration this Saturday, August 13th between 6:00PM – 10:00PM.

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Farewell Anna!

Anna came to Gates Public Library in October 2016 after working at Fairport, Webster, Greece and the Central Library. Greg Benoit hired her to be Assistant Director and her strengths complemented his leadership style.

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New Children’s Books