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Updated Hours of Service

Jul 24th, 2020 at 4:51 PM

Gates Public Library remains open for curbside pickup, browsing and checking out materials.

Monday - Friday 10 AM - 7 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

(CLOSED THURSDAY & SUNDAY)

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Annual Outdoor Movie Night

Jul 23rd, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Considering the perfect natural ventilation and wide space for social distancing outdoors, we will be showing the newest Pixar movie, Onward on the big outdoor screen.

To ensure social distancing practices, this is a ticketed event for groups limited to 5 individuals per ticket. Bring lawn chairs and bug spray to comfortably enjoy the movie within your ticketed area. Guests are required to wear a cloth face covering when social distancing is not possible.

Let's be safe and enjoy this summer night together with our neighbors!

Tickets are limited! Get tickets at Eventbrite

$15 Friends VIP Ticket: Purchase a Friends VIP Ticket for admission for 5 total guests with best movie view and family pack goodies. Concessions available for purchase.

FREE General Admission Ticket: Free admission for 5 total guests with concessions available for purchase.

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Bedtime Storytime

Jul 15th, 2020 at 7:37 PM

 

Due to technical issues with our Facebook account, tonight's storytime can be found on our Youtube channel. Please use our website and Instagram for further updates at this time.

Tonight's bedtime storytime is available on Youtube at https://youtu.be/MuS8P8Zvj5M



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Library Hours of Service

Jul 2nd, 2020 at 6:43 PM

Hours of service

MONDAY - FRIDAY 10 AM - 7 PM  | SATURDAY 10 AM - 5 PM

To comply with state mandates, all visitors, vendors and staff or any other persons over age 2 and able to medically tolerate a face covering, shall wear a mask or cloth face covering which covers the nose and mouth when inside the library. 

To accommodate those unable to wear masks, curbside pickup service is available for your convenience. 

Library services will be limited to curbside pickup, browsing collections and checking out materials.
Public computer access, study rooms, or library seating areas are not available at this time.

Contact the library at 585-247-6446 or email gatesreference@libraryweb.org


***In accordance with guidelines provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, items returned to the library will be quarantined for 72 hours before they are discharged from library accounts. Items will be backdated to reflect the original date of return. Thank you for understanding while new safety protocols are in place.

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR FREQUENT UPDATES AND CHANGES TO LIBRARY HOURS AND SERVICES.

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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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Curbside Pickup Starts Monday, June 1st!

May 29th, 2020 at 6:22 PM

BOOKS, MOVIES, MUSIC, AND MORE! READY FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP 

As of Monday, June 1st, curbside pickup service will be available! Library staff are very excited to get the collection back into the hands of avid readers, learners, and patrons of the Gates community. 

Curbside Pickup Hours: Monday - Friday | 10 AM - 4 PM 

Call: 585-247-6446
Email: gatesreference@libraryweb.org

HOW IT WORKS: 

Monday - Friday from 10 am - 4 pm. 

1. Have your library card ready and prepare your requests ahead of time with title, author, and format. 

2. Call or email the library providing your library card number and phone number with the item requests and staff will check the shelves to see if the items are available for check out.

3. Staff will call you back with an update on your requests and have your items checked out and ready for pick up. 

4. Arrive at the library for curbside pickup and let us know you're here. Pop your trunk or lower the window of your backseat and library staff will deliver the items to your vehicle! Please do not leave your vehicles. 

It is recommended to visit the library's online catalog to preview availability.

INTERNET ACCESS

Please let us know if you or someone you know needs internet access. We have a limited number of Mi-fi hotspots available to loan!

SAFETY FIRST

Library staff will be wearing masks and gloves to ensure the safety of each other and the community. Rest assured, we will be handling library materials according to hygiene and sanitation requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH).

RETURNS 

Library materials are currently being accepted through the book drop. (Accessible around the back of the building facing east.)

Book Drop

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Friday Fun Days

May 26th, 2020 at 10:43 AM

Did you know we have teamed up with the Gates Chili Central School District to bring you Fun Fridays every Friday until the end of the school year? Join us every Friday during GCSD meal distribution at either the Middle School, Paul Road or Walt Disney between 11am and 1pm to pick up your very own Take & Make Craft! For more information about the free meals program, please visit this website.

This Friday, May 29, we're celebrating a special Spartan Spirit Fun Friday! Spartacus wants to see your your best homemade Spartan armor, too: helmets, shields, shin guards, body armor like breast plates and back plates, bracelets and your robe. Use items from around home or even nature to design the most creative, colorful Spartan-wear out there! Recyclables, cardboard boxes, old toys, face paint, dress-up clothes, you name it, get your gear on! Students and their families are welcome to submit individual or group photos. Upload a picture sporting your armor by May 29 at gateschili.org/SpartanChallenge

You can also dress up and see Spartacus live on Friday, May 29 during Gates Chili Central School District meal distributions: Middle School 11am, Paul Road 11:45am, & Walt Disney at 12:25pm. Did we mention PRIZES? Prizes will be provided by the Gates Public Library and awarded for the best submissions! #GCPride #SpartanSpirit #FunFridays

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