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The Gates Public Library will continue to be a friendly, creative learning center where the staff engage with the public to develop a variety of collections, resources, and programs that will encourage education, literacy, personal enjoyment and professional growth.

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Fall Book Sale: September 9th - September 12th

Aug 24th, 2015 at 9:35 AM

Friends of the Gates Public Library Book Sale

Come choose from top quality hardcover books, paperbacks, children's books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, games, magazines, and VHS tapes. Over 9,000 items to choose from.

The book sale will be located that he Gates Town Hall, 1605 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624 in the Gates Recreation Room. All proceeds benefit the Gates Public Library.

  • Wednesday, September 9th: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Friends Members Preview Day. Everyone is welcome to join for $5.00 at the door. 
  • Thursday, September 10th: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday, September 11th: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 12th: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM "Two-Bucks-a-Bag Sale."

For more information email or call (585) 247-6446.

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Meet the Staff: Sarah

Jul 31st, 2015 at 9:00 AM

What do you do at the Gates Public Library?

I am a Reference Librarian for the Gates Public Library

What book has changed your life and how?

One book that has changed my life is 'Ender's Game' by Orson Scott Card. It showed me that life is not simply black and white, or good vs. bad but a series of choices that you make.

What book made the biggest impact on you as a child?

The book that made the biggest impact on me as a child was 'Tuck Everlasting' by Natalie Babbitt.

You wake up to find your house is burning down. You only have time to save one object. What is it?

If my house was burning down and I only have time to save one thing it would be my cat.

What is your spirit guide animal?

My spirit animal is the platypus.

All of the titles under "Staff Recommendations" were selected by Sarah.

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Dinner Auction Pre-Bidding to Benefit Gates Library

Jul 23rd, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Register for the dinner auction in support of the Gates Public Library today! The Gates-Chili Chamber of Commerce will host a dinner auction at the scenic Brook Lea Country Club on August 3rd at 5:00 PM. The evening will feature a buffet of gourmet food and drinks, entertainment by 10 NBC's Rich Caniglia, as well as raffles and auctions. Registration is $40, and all proceeds benefit the Gates Public Library and the Chili Public Library.

You can also support the Gates Public Library by pre-bidding on the auction items in the atrium at the Gates Public Library and the Chili Public Library. Bidding will resume at the dinner auction on Monday, August 3rd.

Auction Items Include:

  • A Brewster cohiba futon with mattress donated by Sleep City. Value: $800.
  • A Canadian lakefront weekend retreat on a private lake. Donated by Duane & Mary Lou Krueger. Value: $650.
  • A one-of-a-kind handmade quilt. The quilt measures 70" x 70" and is truly a work of art. Made and donated by a member of the Friends of the Chili Public Library. Value: Priceless.
  • Two glasswork date night packages. Donated by Rochester Arc and Flame. Rochester Arc and Flame will provide everything to make a unique and memorable evening: an entertaining instructor, hors d'oeuvres, wine and all the materials necessary to make hearts, roses and animals keepsakes from glass. Value: $150 each.

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"Big Hero 6" Drive-In Movie: Friday, August 14th

Jul 18th, 2015 at 10:33 PM

Join us on Friday, August 14th for a free outdoor showing of Disney's Big Hero 6. The movie will be shown on a 24' movie screen in the Gates Public Library parking lot at 902 Elmgrove Road. We will begin selling concessions at 8:00 PM and the movie will begin at 9:00 PM. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and your friends!

Robotics prodigy Hiro lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Hiro's closest companion is Baymax, a robot whose sole purpose is to take care of people. When a devastating turn of events throws Hiro into the middle of a dangerous plot, he transforms Baymax into a high-tech super hero.

Big Hero 6 is presented by the Gates Public Library, the Westside Family YMCA, and the Friends of the Gates Public Library. Call 247-6446 for more information.

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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 today!

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