Purses For Willow Domestic Violence Center

Gates Public Library will continue to host donation drives this year supporting a different organization each month. In honor of Women’s History Month, we will be working with Willow Domestic Violence Center to be the recipient for March’s community donation drive. For the month of March, please consider donating new or gently used purses filled with toiletry […]

Library Launches Book-to-Film Series

The Gates Public Library is excited to launch The Art of Adaptation, a unique monthly book/film discussion series starting in April.  The series explores movie adaptations of books.  Each month, participants will read a designated book and then watch the movie version.  On the second Wednesday evening of the month at 7:00 p.m., we will gather by […]

Emergency Weather Alert

Due to the local weather emergency alert, the library will be open from 3pm to 7pm on Tuesday, February 16th.

National Bird Feeding Month

February is National Bird Feeding Month! Stop in the library to check out the display and pick up bags of birdseed to enjoy the seasonal journeys of birds passing through. Included is the display are: information about local birding groups feeder report sheets list of common backyard birds instructions on how to make a milk jug […]

Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month and Gates Public Library is recognizing the role of African Americans in the history of the United States of America. Celebrate and honor the rich history of African Americans by reading titles written by black authors, support a local black owned business, or learn more on your own! Book lists […]

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Library staff are excited to celebrate with you with an open invitation to stop by the Gates Public Library on Saturday! There will be a full day, drop-in Library Word Hunt (with sharks!) much like the Turkey Word Hunt we did back in November. There will be 10 sharks hidden around the building with library […]

Upcoming Book Clubs

Join the library’s club of avid readers and connect over books! There are four monthly book clubs in store this year.  Nonfiction Readers – Coming soon! Discover a new kind of book club and join our Facebook Group, Nonfiction Readers! Books will be chosen by members with monthly Facebook polls, opportunities to engage in postings about the book’s […]

Winter Accessories Donation Drive

For the love of winter, the library will be hosting a donation drive for the entire month of February. The Town of Gates community has been so responsive to support others in need and we thank you for that. This month we will be collecting NEW mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for the Center for […]

Roc to Work Series

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: Tuesday, February 2, 2021, Tips for Interviewing. View more info. Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Creating a Cover Letter. View more info. Tuesday, March 9, […]

Library Closed

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.