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One-on-One Computer Training

Jul 8th, 2021 at 5:10 PM

Are you a newcomer to the world of computers and tablets? Are you someone who just wants to brush up on their skills?

The Gates Public Library offers one-on-one-computer, tablet, and e-reader training. Please contact Cathleen Carstens at (585) 247-6446 to book a tech tutor appointment.

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Adult Take & Makes

Jul 8th, 2021 at 12:56 PM

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Adult take & makes are still available for pickup! This month's adult craft is a DIY Beach Frame (while supplies last). No registration is required. Pick up your craft today at the Circulation Desk!


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Large Study Room Now Available

Jul 7th, 2021 at 4:36 PM

The Large Study Room is now available for patron use. To reserve the Large Study Room, call us at (585) 247-6446 or email us at If emailing, please be sure to include your name and phone number in the email. Walk-ins are accepted if the room has not been reserved and is currently not in use.

  • Only one reservation can be made at a time.
  • The room can be reserved for up to two hours. If there are no walk-ins at that time, and no other reservations, a room reservation may be extended.
  • If a reservation arrives more than 15 minutes late, the room may be forfeited to a walk-in.
  • Maximum occupancy of the room is 8 people.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at (585) 247-6446.

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SparkJoy Webinar

Jun 25th, 2021 at 1:38 PM

Are you ready to Spark Joy in your home?
Learn the guiding principles of Marie Kondo's KonMari® method. Become energized and motivated to Spark Joy in your space (find more information here).
View a 60-minute recorded presentation in which participants will learn the philosophy behind the KonMari Method and discover what it means to live a life that Sparks Joy. We will dive into the guiding principles needed to tidy once and for all! This recording will be available for 48 hours begining at 6:00am on Wednesday, July 7th (6am on 7/7 - 6am on 7/9). Also, on Thursday, July 8th at 7:00pm, log in to a brief live Q&A session with Shannon Huneycutt, founder of Spark Joy Charlotte, certified KonMari® consultant. Attendees will leave feeling empowered to create the home and life they’ve always dreamed of.
The 60-minute recorded presentation will include:
  • A folding demonstration in which attendees will practice the famous KonMari vertical folding technique. Attendees are asked to have a t-shirt and a pair of pants with them during the presentation. The folding links will be provided for attendees to download.
  • A Spark Joy Charlotte tidying checklist that breaks apart the KonMari categories, making it easier to apply the method in your homes. I reference this checklist many times as I teach the attendees the given categories and provide helpful tips for executing the Joy check. (Plus a few of my favorite storage solutions!)
  • One attendee will win a Free 3- hour Virtual tidying session with me to help them get started on their journey. 
  • A Frequently asked questions section will share my insight into some of the most common pitfalls when tidying.
Please register once for the recorded presentation and once for the live Q & A session.



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Big Library Read

Jun 21st, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Big Library Read is starting Monday, June 28! Visit our digital collection at to borrow the featured title ‘The Quiet Girl’ by S.F. Kosa with no waitlists or holds.

On Facebook or Instagram, use #biglibraryread for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet & a signed book from the author.

For more information, visit Big Library Read!

The Quiet Girl

Good girls keep quiet. But quiet girls can’t stay silent forever—and the consequences are sure to make some noise.

When Alex arrives in Provincetown to patch things up with his new wife, Mina, he finds an empty wine glass in the sink, her wedding ring on the desk, and a string of questions in her wake. The police believe that Mina, a successful romance author, simply left, their marriage crumbling before it truly began.

But what Alex finds in their empty cottage points him toward a different reality: Mina has always carried a secret. And now she’s disappeared.

In his hunt for the truth, Alex comes across Layla, a young woman with information to share, who may hold the key to everything his wife has kept hidden. A strange, quiet girl whose missing memories may break them all.

To find his missing wife, Alex must face what Layla has forgotten. And the consequences are anything but quiet.

In her debut thriller, S.F. Kosa presents a tightly-woven book sure to inspire questions about trauma, memory, and how well we ever know the people we love.

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Summer Reading 2021: Tails & Tales

Jun 21st, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Beginning Monday, June 28, Adult, Teen and Children's Summer Reading packets will be available for pickup behind the Circulation Desk. Here's how it works:

Adult Summer Reading

  • For each book read, fill out a “review” slip for the weekly prize drawing. Be sure your name and telephone number or e-mail are on the other side to qualify for the weekly prizes.
  • Every Monday morning there will be a drawing for prizes. Winners will be notified by telephone or e-mail.
  • At the end of the program we will have our end-of-summer-reading celebration in the community space next door on Tuesday August 10th at 6:30PM. You will be able to register through our program calendar on our website. During the program there will be a random selection from those in attendance for a chance to win a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card. There will be two drawings.

Adult End-of-Summer-Reading Party: Tuesday, August 10, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
(Registration requested)

Teen Summer Reading

Do you have extra time on your hands? Do you have required reading for school? Do you just love to read? Whatever the reason, put that reading to work for you and earn weekly chances to win some really cool prizes!

Beginning June 28th, request a Teen Summer Reading packet through our curbside pick-up service or at the circulation desk. Then, each week, using the baggies provided, deposit review slips into our book-drop or in the specially marked box in the Teen Area for chances to win prizes. The more you read, the more review slips you can hand in, the better your chances of winning a prize. Don’t miss out!

Children's Summer Reading

Hop, waddle, crawl, or run to the library to join the Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program! Starting on June 28, sign up to read (or be read to) 10 minutes or more per day. Each day you do your reading, add a sticker to your reading log. Come back each week for a prize and a raffle ticket for a bigger prize. Each week a new animal will be revealed on the bulletin board. Can you guess which animal will appear each week? The Summer Reading Program runs from June 28 to August 7 for people aged birth to 12. 

Kids' End-Of-Summer-Reading PartyThursday, August 12, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
(Registration requested)

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Happy Father's Day

Jun 20th, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Happy Father's Day! Literature has given us so many memorable fathers and father figures! Who is YOUR favorite literary dad? Tell us on Facebook and/or Instagram!

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2020 Annual Report

Jun 18th, 2021 at 2:49 PM

The Gates Public Library 2020 Annual Report is now available to view! Although our numbers were drastically lower due to COVID-19, the library was able to add many new services for its patrons. This includes: curbside pickup, virtual programming, expanded digital resources and summer take & make kits in collaboration with the Gates Chili Central School District. Check out some of our other stats by clicking the link below!

GPL 2020 Annual Report

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