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Library Fundraiser: B&N Bookfair Preview Image

Library Fundraiser: B&N Bookfair

Nov 6th, 2019 at 4:04 PM

Friday, December 6 at 6:00 PM at the Greece Barnes & Noble.

Join us for an evening of free family fun and holiday season shopping that will benefit the Gates Public Library. A portion of the total from your sales will be given to the Gates Public Library.

The evening will include:

  • Polar Express Story Time
  • Frozen Singalong
  • Build a Snowman
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Meet the New Gates Chili Schools Superintendent

If you cannot join us in person, use the bookfair ID #12547337 when shopping online at Barnes & Noble between December 6, 2019 and December 11, 2019, and a portion of your total will be donated to the Gates Public Library

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2019 - 2022 Strategic Plan

Oct 26th, 2019 at 12:48 PM

The Gates Public Library is excited to announce the debut of our 2019 - 2022 Strategic Plan. Created with input from community surveys, library user focus groups, staff focus groups, and the library board of trustees, this new strategic plan outlines in how library services can be expected to evolve over the next three years. Some of the highlights include: a continued focus on developing community partnerships, new collections and services for specific demographics in the Gates community, and a streamlining of procedures to make your library experience even better!

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Outdoor Movie: Friday, August 9

Jul 16th, 2019 at 2:51 PM

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Enter our costume contest by coming dressed as your favorite video game character or internet meme!

Join Ralph and Vanellope on Friday, August 9th for a night of family friendly fun! Fun, food, and festivities start at 7:30 PM. Video game character and internet meme costume contest at 8:50 PM. Movie starts at 9:00 PM.

Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush." In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet -- the netizens -- to help navigate their way!

 

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Preschool Open House

Jul 9th, 2019 at 9:21 AM

Wednesday, July 24 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Is your little one ready to take on preschool? Join us for our Partial Day Preschool Open House where you can get a tour, see our preschool space, enjoy drinks and snacks, and meet some of the teachers. This will also be an open forum to answer any questions you may have. This forum will take place in the YMCA Library space, which is located beside the Gates Public Library.

For more information on partial day preschool, please contact Melissa Allen at (585) 429-1260‬ or visit the Westside Family YMCA website..

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New Online Resources

Jul 1st, 2019 at 9:44 AM

Customizable Legal Forms

Gale Legal Forms offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for most common legal procedures. Many forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks relevant to business owners, such as filing for copyrights, patents and trademarks, articles of incorporation, licenses, and more.

Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resource Center helps you with the four key business stages—plan, fund, start and manage, this resource covers all major areas of starting and operating a business, including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes. More than 850 business plans are included from the Business Plans Handbook series, with new business plans added monthly.

Online Biographies

Biography in Context is an engaging database of contextual information on the world's most influential people. Over 650,000 biographical entries cover a range of historically significant figures and present-day newsmakers.

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