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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!

Doodles Children’s Art Club


Children in grades 4 through 6 are invited to register for our Doodles Art Club. Participants can choose between following along with a guided art project or use whatever supplies we have on hand to make whatever art they choose.

Homeschooling Resources

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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

Kids’ Clothing Exchange: Spring 2024

HOW DOES IT WORK? Bring in clean (washed), gently-used children’s clothes, sizes newborn through 20, or children’s shoes. Donations will be accepted at our circulation desk:
MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2024 – FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2024…

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Kitten Shower with GRASP

Get ready, ’cause Kitten Season is upon us! On Saturday, April 27th, the volunteers from Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets (GRASP) will be here for a very special Kitten Shower…

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2024 K-12 Poetry Contest

Enter the Friends of the Gates Public Library’s K-12 Poetry Contest! $50 First Prizes and $25 Runner-Up Prizes in three divisions: K-5, Middle School and High School.

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New Children’s Books