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Roc to Work Series

Feb 1st, 2021 at 4:27 PM

In partnership with RochesterWorks, the Monroe County Library System presents “Getting ROC to Work” A series of skill-building workshops to help you start your job search or get back into the workforce. 

Coming up:

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Library Closed

Jan 18th, 2021 at 9:21 AM

The library is closed today on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

We will reopen at 10 am on Tuesday, January 19th.

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Recruiting Library Board of Trustees

Dec 10th, 2020 at 12:32 PM

A Library Board Trustee is a service position within your community who provides a voice in charting the direction of your local public library while helping to make decisions for the library’s future. All interested candidates may submit a letter of interest and résumé for consideration to the library director by mailing it in, dropping it off during open hours, or emailing it to The library director will forward all interested applications to the president of the board by December 31.

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Submit applications to Library Director, Anna Souannavong.



Mail directly to: 902 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, NY 14624

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Holiday StoryWalk

Dec 4th, 2020 at 3:32 PM

Come visit our StoryWalk located outside the Gates Public Library on the front windows! This month's StoryWalk features The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore with illustrations by Loren Long. Fun for the whole family!

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GCCC Supports the Community for the Holiday!

Nov 18th, 2020 at 1:34 PM

Beginning December 1st through December 20th, the Gates Public Library & the Chili Public Library will begin accepting donations on behalf of the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce. This year's donations will be supporting Linda’s Cupboard at Hope Hall and the Pirate Toy Fund! Donations can be brought to either the Chili Public Library or Gates Public Library. Drop-off boxes will be placed just inside each library entrance from December 1st - December 20th.

The Pirate Toy Fund is the only nonprofit organization in the country dedicated to distributing new toys year-round to children-in-need throughout the Greater Rochester region. Founded by local children's entertainer, Gary The Happy Pirate, the Pirate Toy Fund has distributed over 250,000 toys since 1995 and continues to actively pursue new avenues to expand our mission. Gary was inspired to found this endeavor by a special friend, Christie Simonetti. New and unwrapped toys can be dropped off at either library.

Linda’s Cupboard- Linda’s Cupboard opened in October 2010 in loving memory of Sister Diana Dolce’s sister, Linda Foster. Linda was a beloved member of the Hope Hall family and served as our Development Staff for many years until her passing. All donations go to Hope Hall families who struggle to make ends meet. Families are chosen based on their income level and family size.

Currently, Linda’s Cupboard is in need of the following non-perishable items:

  • Cereal (no sugar added)
  • Peanut Butter, Grape Jelly, & Tuna Fish
  • Canned or Boxed Soups
  • Ground Coffee
  • Rice, Pasta, Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Dish Soap & Paper products (paper towel, napkins, toilet paper)
  • Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

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Additional Curbside Pickup Hours

Oct 29th, 2020 at 10:19 AM

Starting on Thursday, November 5th, we will be offering additional Curbside Pickup hours on Thursdays from 10-5!

Contact us at OR call 585-247-6446

Be sure to provide your name, phone number and details of the titles you wish to request including the author's name and format of the item you are requesting.

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New 7 Day Express Books!

Oct 12th, 2020 at 11:45 AM


This 7-Day Loan Express Fiction Collection is located on the first floor in the New Books area. This collection is not renewable and must be returned to the Gates Public Library for the next enthusiastic reader!

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Online Minecraft Club

Sep 30th, 2020 at 3:49 PM

Looking for an educational after-school activity? Join us every Thursday at 4PM for a Virtual Minecraft Club! Minecraft has a TON of educational benefits: Minecraft is an opportunity for students to work on math
and visual art skills, students learn teamwork and cooperation skills, students learn critical thinking skills and Minecraft encourages creative self-expression, problem solving and experimentation!

Play on our safe and family-friendly servers!

On console (Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, any tablet, VR)? GO TO ”PLAY”, THEN ”FRIENDS” AND PRESS ”JOIN REALM” AND ENTER THE INVITE CODE: KDb7EAHrSWE.

On PC (Java Edition)? Join our private server! Server Name: GPL Minecraft Club; Server Address:

Be there or be square!

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CANCELLED A̶d̶u̶l̶t̶ ̶O̶u̶t̶d̶o̶o̶r̶ ̶M̶o̶v̶i̶e̶ ̶N̶i̶g̶h̶t̶

Sep 21st, 2020 at 5:21 PM

Due to weather, we sadly have to cancel Friday's outdoor movie. Refunds are being issued to those of you who paid for VIP spaces. We don't have plans to reschedule at this time, but we definitely hope to hold more outdoor movies next year when the weather is nice again!


Join us for a spooky Adult Outdoor Movie! On Friday, October 2nd at 7:00 (with the movie starting after 7:30) we will be showing Insidious (PG-13) on the big outdoor screen.

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

Tickets are limited to 2 per family (for a total of 10 individuals)! 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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Online Minecraft Club

Sep 19th, 2020 at 12:52 PM

Join us for Minecraft Club right from your home on September 24 at 4:00 - 5:00 PM! Just make sure you have a Minecraft account, some wifi, and the link to join our Minecraft Realm:

On console (Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, any tablet, VR)? GO TO ”PLAY”, THEN ”FRIENDS” AND PRESS ”JOIN REALM” AND ENTER THE INVITE CODE: KDb7EAHrSWE.

On PC (Java Edition)? Join our private server! Server Name: GPL Minecraft Club; Server Address:

Our realm includes a special Lucky Block Hunt, fun for all ages!

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