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Beanstack Comes to Children's Room

Jun 30th, 2015 at 7:49 PM

The Gates Library launched an exciting new service called Beanstack. Beanstack is an online service that helps you find books for your children – and setting up an account is easy! All you have to do is answer a few quick questions about your child’s interests and reading level. After that, you can start exploring the website.

You will receive a weekly book recommendation in your email which comes with a learning tip and a link to our catalog to locate the book. There are other fun features like app recommendations and learning guides, which are lists of books, crafts, activities and more based on a theme.

Beanstack also allows you to log your child’s reading so you can keep track of what books they have read. Logging books allows your child to earn badges that they will be able to pick up in sticker form at the library. Beanstack is a wonderful way to encourage and reward reading!

Visit gateslibrary.beanstack.org today!

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Summer Reading Programs

Jun 24th, 2015 at 11:34 AM

Children's Summer Reading Program

To kickoff our children's summer reading program, we are having a party on Thursday, June 26th at 6:30 PM with stories, make your own superhero masks, and make your own ice cream sundaes.

This year's theme is "Every Hero Has a Story". Sign up for your Summer Reading Program starting Thursday, June 26th! Children ages 2 to 12 commit to read at least 10 minutes a day, and each week meet a new member of The Library League, an awesome group of superheroes with incredible powers. You will also receive a prize, a raffle ticket, and a cool superhero image to put up in the children's area. The program begins tonight and runs through August 7.

Teen Summer Reading Program

Your reading this summer can earn you weekly prizes and raffle tickets! Registration packets are available beginning Monday, June 29, for this year's "Unmask" themed program. The more you read, the better your chances of winning a prize. The program runs through August 8th. For ages 9 - 18.

Adult Summer Reading Program

This year's theme is "Escape the Ordinary!" Your reading this summer will earn you a review slip for every book you read . These slips will be drawn weekly for prizes. There are no limits, and you choose to read whatever you want.

Registration packets are available at the Circulation Desk, beginning Monday, June 29, so stop by and pick up your packet. The more you read, the better your chances of winning a prize. The program runs through August 14th. Mark your calendar for Monday evening, August 24th, the end-of-summer Party for adult readers! For ages 18 and up.

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Recycling Craft Challenge

Jun 22nd, 2015 at 1:16 PM

Create a unique object or idea that promotes recycling in your own backyard! Just use 100% recyclable or re-purposed material! Everything from gardens to bird feeders! We have made a display of recycling crafts and recycling project books to get your creative juices flowing.

Applications can be picked up at the Gates Public Library or the Gates Town Hall. Submit your application, a picture and a description of your project to the Gates Town Hall by July 31st. Presented by the Gates Conservation Advisory Board.

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Free Notary Public Services

Jun 15th, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Gates Public Library is excited to announce that we are now offering free notary services. Please call ahead to ensure that our notary is available at the day and time you plan to come to the library to have documents notarized.

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Dispay Your Art at the Gates Public Library

Jun 10th, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Are you interested in displaying your art at the Gates Public Library? Each month the Gates Public Library will feature the artwork of a local artist or photographer on the library atrium display wall. This month's featured artist is Sara Standeven.

We'd love to have you participate! Contact Greg Benoit to have your art submitted for consideration.

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