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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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Book Sale December 4th and 5th

Nov 21st, 2015 at 10:30 PM

The Friends of the Gates Public Library will be hosting a book sale in the library's atrium and meeting room on Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th. It will feature like new books, DVDs, and CDs that are perfect stocking stuffers for any book lover. All proceeds will go to support and fund library programs, crafts, and guest speakers for people users of all ages.

The sale will run from 9:00 Am to 5:00 PM on Friday, December 4th and from 10:00 AM 0 5:00 PM on Saturday, December 5th. For more email Jen Eation at

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Food for Fines

Nov 12th, 2015 at 3:47 PM

The Gates Public Library has partnered with the Gates Conservation Board to collect donations for those in need. Between November 16th and December 10th $1.00 of late fines will be waived for each canned good, toiletry or cosmetic product, or household cleaning supply you bring to the library. Up to $5.00 in late fines will be waived per person. We are also collecting winter clothing for men, women, and children. Please call Greg at (585) 429-8298 for more information.

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Meet the Staff: Ashley

Nov 10th, 2015 at 9:00 AM

What do you do at the Gates Public Library?

I'm here to help you. Need to learn how to download an ebook? Want to know which paranormal romance novel to read next? Planning a trip and want to know the weird roadside attractions along the way? Just ask. If I can't find the answer, I'll direct you to someone who can.

What book has changed your life and how?

It's hard to narrow it down to one book, but the first book that I recall changing my life was Cherry by Mary Karr. Karr says it was her response to the lack of female coming-of-age novels. And that's how it read to me. In this book I found the female counterpart to Holden Caulfield. And it was the first time I saw myself and other young women around me represented in literature in an authentic way.

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

The Lonely Doll series by Dare Wright. It's the perfect amount of creepy and absurd.

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

My signed copy of Richard Hell's I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp. Or my hat. It's a great hat.

What is your spirit guide animal?

I throw around the term "spirit animal" more than I should. Anyone from Jem to Patti Smith to Joan Didion has been hash tagged spirit animal. But I think my true spirit guide animal would be a crow.

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

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Pasta Dinner Rotary Fundraiser

Nov 2nd, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Help the Gates-Chili Rotary Help Libraries and Others!
Rotary Club Italian Pasta Dinner - Sunday, November 15, 2015
at the Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank DiMinio Way.
Continuous serving: 1:00pm - 5:00pm - $7 adults, $4 children 10 and under.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Chili Public Library and the Gates Public Library checkout desks. The Gates-Chili Rotary Club will donate $1 to the libraries for each ticket sold in advance at the libraries. Each year the Gates-Chili Rotary provide financial support to local organizations like Chili Public Library and Gates Public Library, as well give high school students college scholarships, and fund initiatives to provide developing nations with Polio vaccines and clean drinking water.

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