The Friends of the Gates Public Library is looking for volunteers! These volunteer opportunities include:
Social Media/Publicity Chairperson
Maintain Facebook, Twitter pages, & handle all public service notices for media.
Create, copy, and design quarterly newsletters. Write brochures and announcements as needed.
2 Board Members
Seeking two members to join our FGPL Board. They would help plan, organize and develop programs, participate in fundraising, and advocate for the library. Board members participate in 7 nightly meetings a year.
Quarterly Book Sales Help
Assist at book sales, set up displays, arrange books, and handle sales. Weekend shifts are available!
Interested? Email the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's Take & Makes
Each month a new Take & Make craft is set out in the Children's area. Drop by and pick up an envelope containing all you'll need for a 'do-at-home' craft. Basic supplies such as glue and scissors will not be included in the craft envelopes. Pick them up early so you don't miss out! Take & Make crafts are free, courtesy of the Friends of the Gates Public Library!
This month's Take & Make Craft: Pirate Treasure Chest
Interested in Take & Makes from previous months?
Below are links to instructions on how to make them!
Teen/Tween Take & Makes
Each month a new Take & Make craft is set out in the Teen Services area. Drop by and pick up a bag containing all you'll need for a 'do-at-home' craft. Basic supplies such as glue and scissors will not be included in the craft envelopes. Pick them up early so you don't miss out! Take & Make crafts are free, courtesy of the Friends of the Gates Public Library!
This month's Take & Make Instructions: Grow a Grass Head
Interested in Take & Makes from previous months? Below are links to instructions on how to make them!
Adult Take & Makes
Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up the materials for the Adult Take & Make. This month's craft is a DIY Beach Frame. Each kit includes: a frame, sand, glue and decorations from the sea. Get yours now, while supplies last!
Need new materials, but don't want to stop in? We are still offering our curbside pickup option here at the Gates Public Library!
Give us a call (585-247-6446) or email us (email@example.com) to request your items! We will check your items out to your card, bag them up, and have them ready to go before you know it! Once you arrive (any time we are open), pull up to the front doors and give us a call. We will run your items out to you!
Here's a calendar to keep handy with our August storytime schedule!
Baby Storytime - For ages 0-2 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, followed by playtime.
Storytime with Mary Jo and Storytime with Hannah - For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, followed by snacks and playtime.
Time for Tots - For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. 40 minutes of free play, followed by snacks and a brief storytime.
Masks are strongly encouraged for all individuals over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status.
Save the date for our Annual Outdoor Movie Night on Friday, August 6 at 7:30 PM! Together we'll watch Raya and the Last Dragon outdoors in the Gates Public Library's parking lot. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, and bug spray. We'll have popcorn for $1 and a Lugia's Ice Cream truck - free for the first 50 people. Contact the library with any questions.
No registration. Masks are encouraged but not required.
Interested in starting your own Book Club in the community? We have over 30 Book Discussion Kits for your small group! Each kit has 8-9 copies of a single book and book discussion guides, all in a handy easy-to-carry bag. Be sure to check out this section (which can be found to the right of the upstairs Reference Desk). Check out your next book discussion kit today!
Here are some upcoming book sale dates you won't want to miss!
September 9th - 11th, 2021
December 2nd - 4th, 2021
The Book Sale will be open:
*Thursday: 3pm - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm
*Members only (join for $5)
Don't forget, our Sam & Doris Palma Memorial Book Store is located in the atrium of the Gates Public Library and offers a diverse selection of gently used books, DVDs, and more all year round! Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted. All proceeds benefit the Gates Public Library.
The Library has an opening for a Trustee. This is a great way to serve the Gates community and help guide the Library. Please see the job description for more information and how to apply. Applicants must be residents of Gates, and deadline to apply is July 31, 2021.
Looking for something fun to do this summer? Try our Geocache! You can leave your heavy hiking gear at home for this cache, but you may want to bring your detective skills. The coordinates (N 43° 09.222 W 077° 43.874) will get you to the first clue that will lead you to a series of clues in the library. After you have used your highly tuned skill of discovery to find all 11 clues inside the library, you will find the final location that holds the treasure (and log book) you seek. The size of the final container is about 7" long, 4"wide, and 5"high. You are welcome to discover the hidden clues in our library any time we are open.
Fun for the whole family; may take a bit of time to complete.
Check out more information at the Geocaching website!
The StoryWalk Project® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. Our StoryWalk was created through a collaborative project between the Gates Public Library and the Gates Recreation Department. Visit our updated StoryWalk at Wegman Road Park to read Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses!