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Virtual Poetry Share

May 7th, 2021 at 10:10 AM

Announcing The Friends of the Gates Public Library K-12 Virtual Poetry Share!

Deadline to register: May 28, 2021

Students in grades Kindergarten to 12 are invited to register. 

The Poetry Share will be held over Zoom on Tuesday, June 8th starting at 7:00 pm.  Random prizes will be drawn from student participants, who must attend virtually to win.  Prizes will be $15.00 gift cards to local pizza, burger and ice cream restaurants.

For more information or to register, visit:

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Chess Club for Kids

Apr 27th, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Join us for Chess club every other Monday beginning April 26 at 6:30PM in the Community Space. Kids under the age of 18, who know how to play chess, are welcome to join. Parents are also welcome to stay. For more information & to register, follow the link here:

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Welcome New Trustees!

Apr 26th, 2021 at 12:49 PM

Four new Trustees were appointed at the Town Board Meeting Monday, April 5. 

  • Wendy Heffer
  • Katie Muscato 
  • Miriam Rivera
  • Cathy Rappazzo

We'd like to extend a very warm welcome to our new Trustees!

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We're Seeking Immigrant Stories!

Apr 24th, 2021 at 3:01 PM

Are you a foreign born Gates resident? Do you know someone who is? We need your help!

The Library and Gates Historical Society are partnering on a program to explore the diversity of our community, and are seeking stories from foreign-born Gates residents. If you're an immigrant -- whether you arrived in Gates recently or many years ago -- the library would love to hear your story. Stories will be recorded and shared in a virtual program to be presented later this summer.

To get involved, please email and we will send more information.

We look forward to hearing your story!

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Apr 16th, 2021 at 1:35 PM

Mary Jo and Hannah are excited to announce the start of IN-PERSON STORYTIMES AT WESTGATE PARK!! Thanks to our friends at Gates Recreation and Parks Department, Hannah will be holding storytimes every Tuesday and Mary Jo will be holding storytimes every Thursday starting on Thursday, April 22nd at 10:15 am!
Storytimes will be held in the enclosed shelter at Westgate Park (1489 Howard Rd). Masks will be required at all times, and we ask that you stay home if you're feeling sick! Registration is REQUIRED for these programs, and can only be done in person or over the phone. Give us a call today to reserve your spot!
We can't WAIT to see you!!!!

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NEW Tinker Crate

Apr 7th, 2021 at 11:19 AM

Calling all tinkerers! Do you know someone in grades 4 through 9 who likes seriously fun, hands-on projects? Our NEW Tinker Crate is for you! The May/June Tinker Crate features a hydraulic claw that tinkerers can design, build and evolve to pick up balls, candy, marshmallows or anything else you can imagine. The crate comes with a hydraulic claw kit, a guide to build your claw, several different activities to explore as well as a couple surprises! The only thing you will need for this Crate is a screw driver.

Space is limited to 20 individuals. Register now to get your May/June Tinker Crate by May 3.

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Saturday Egg Hunt!

Mar 31st, 2021 at 4:09 PM

We will have eggs hidden all over the library this Saturday, April 3! Once you find one, bring it to the front desk for a prize. Limit of one egg per person please! We want to make sure there is enough for everyone to participate!

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Dance Party: April 9 at 9:15AM

Mar 31st, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Exciting news! Mary Jo and Hannah will be hosting an in-person Dance Party on Friday April 9th at 9:15 before the library is open! The dance party will be held in our atrium, and attendees will have their own, socially distanced squares to dance in!
Groups can start registering today. Each group will be limited to 4 people. Masks are required at all times, and we ask that you stay home if you are not feeling well!
Registration is required and must be done either over the phone or in person. So stop in or call today!

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