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Join our NEW Teen Book Club!

Mar 25th, 2021 at 3:27 PM

Do you like to read Teen books? So do we! Join us for our very first virtual meeting of the Teen Book Club (for Teens & Adults) on Thursday, April 1 at 6:00 PM.

We will:
• Decide on a name for the book club
• Decide on the books to be read
• Hang out and get to know one another!

We will meet on Discord in the Book Club Channel. Join our server here:

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Personal Hygiene Supply Drive

Mar 15th, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Can you help? State Senator Cooney is partnering with Bethany House Women's Shelter to collect personal hygiene items for Women's History Month. Collection items include: pads and tampons, deodorant, soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. Collecting will occur from March 15 - 31. There are two local collection sites: Gates Public Library - library atrium, and Gates Chili Central School - The Office of Professional Development and Community Engagement in care of Mary Mann or Suzanne Goff.

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Virtual Program Survey!

Mar 8th, 2021 at 3:45 PM

Hey Gates Library friends! Can you spare a few minutes to fill out our 2021 Virtual Programming Survey? You could win a Wegmans gift card! AND your input will help guide future programs!

Thanks so much! Just follow the link below to get started! The form will be open until March 27th!

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New Bi-Weekly Tween Craft Instructions coming to Facebook!

Mar 8th, 2021 at 1:52 PM

Starting March 9th, instructions for a do-at-home craft will be posted on our Facebook page. Every other week, on Tuesday evenings, please check our Facebook page for a craft idea. Crafts will feature items that are easily accessible at home or in the yard. Enjoy!  Our first craft will be Eggshell Seed Starters!  Be sure to check back in two weeks for another craft!

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Mar 5th, 2021 at 12:45 PM

Gates Public Library has been working to remove barriers and reach equitable access for the patrons we serve. In this effort, the library will no longer charge $.50 hold fees for items requested to be picked up at the Gates Public Library.

To encourage efficient use of placing holds on library materials, there will be a $1 fine charged to the patron's account for any hold item that is not picked up within seven days.

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Purses For Willow Domestic Violence Center

Mar 2nd, 2021 at 4:24 PM

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 and useful items you would have wished to receive had you been in need of support. Include a small note of encouragement to lift our community up! Filled purses can be brought to the Gates Public Library and placed in the donation box in the atrium of the library.


  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Perfume
  • Tampons/Pads
  • Feminine Wipes
  • Eyeshadow
  • Lipstick/Lipgloss/Chapstick
  • Body/Face Lotion
  • First Aid Kit

Other Items:

  • A book you love
  • Journal
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Adult coloring book
  • Reusable water bottle

Note of Encouragement:

  • Your purse must include a short and sweet handwritten note to the woman who receives your donation. This note is important as it gives the opportunity for women to build each other up and to personalize the experience of donating a purse to a woman who needs it

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Tax Information & Resources

Mar 2nd, 2021 at 3:48 PM

State Tax Questions - VISIT WWW.TAX.NY.GOV
Federal Tax Questions - VISIT WWW.IRS.GOV

C.A.S.H. (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope)
Coalition operates free, high quality tax preparation assistance throughout Monroe County for income eligible persons.
For more information, call 585-242-6485 or visit the CASH website at

Monroe County Library System Website
For more information visit the Monroe County Library System Tax Information page at

The AARP Tax Aide Program
Provides income tax preparation for seniors. To find a site near you, call 1-888-687-2277 | Toll-Free Spanish 1-877-342-2277 or check out their site,

State Tax Help available online at
Personal Income Tax Refund Info – 518-457-5149
Personal Income Tax Info Center – 518-457-5181
Family Tax Relief Credit – 518-485-1057

Library staff cannot provide tax help or advice but will be happy to help you locate tax forms in paper and online and find local tax assistance.


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Library Launches Book-to-Film Series

Feb 18th, 2021 at 2:41 PM

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 Zoom for an informal discussion, exploring how the adaptation stacked up, and the strengths and weaknesses of different storytelling media.  The diverse books cover the period 1939 to 2010, and the movie versions encompass a variety of genres, including drama, musical, horror, and works based on true stories.

The books and movies are available to borrow free from Gates Public Library, or to download/stream from the library’s OverDrive and Hoopla services.

The series starts on April 14 with the 1963 movie The Haunting, based on Shirley Jackson's 1959 book The Haunting of Hill House.

To see the complete list of titles, download our PDF Schedule.


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Emergency Weather Alert

Feb 15th, 2021 at 7:35 PM

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

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