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April Community Donation Drive

Mar 31st, 2021 at 10:10 AM

National Library Week is April 4-10, 2021. Gates Public Library couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than partnering with the Rochester Education Foundation to collect new books!

REF is seeking diverse and inclusive books to get into the hands of school-aged children in the Rochester area. New book donations can be dropped off at the Gates Public Library and placed in the donation box located in the atrium of the library starting April 1st through April 30th.

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Mar 29th, 2021 at 12:58 PM

Our phones are back up! Thank you for your patience while we worked to fix them.

Our phones are currently down! We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to have them fixed ASAP.

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Visit our Book Sale!

Mar 26th, 2021 at 4:36 PM

Come check out our ongoing Book Sale! We have a large selection of hardcover and paperback books, as well as CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays for sale. All proceeds support the Gates Public Library!

We hope to see you soon!

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Nonfiction Readers Book Club: April's Selection

Mar 26th, 2021 at 10:30 AM

It's time to pick up (or download) our next title for Nonfiction Readers Book Club!

Live discussion will be in the Facebook group at 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday every month. Next month, we'll be meeting on Tuesday, April 20th. Come as you are - No live webcams, just fun conversations!

April's title selection is, "The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies," by Jason Fagone.

Click here to join the private Facebook group. All titles will be available in digital format from our Hoopla catalog as an ebook and audiobook, but for those who prefer traditional print, there will be physical copies at the Circulation Desk available for check out.

"See" you there!

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We're Hiring!

Mar 25th, 2021 at 5:02 PM

We're hiring! Do you have a desire to serve the public, specifically children or teens? The Gates Public Library is hiring a part-time Children's Aide and a part-time Teen Aide. Interested in the Children's Aide position?
Send your resumes to Want to apply for the Teen Aide position? Send your resumes to Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until April 9.

For more information, see the attached job descriptions:


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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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