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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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Curbside Pickup Coming Soon!

May 19th, 2020 at 9:30 AM

We hear you. We see you. We know you want the library back and we are looking forward to it! Before we do, we have to make sure library staff are properly equipped and trained with the safety of community and staff being the first priority. Stay tuned for more info coming soon!

Loans have been extended and library items are now due back on June 29th. We continue to ask patrons to keep library materials until bookdrops re-open at a later date.


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Sora App

Apr 17th, 2020 at 9:05 AM

Did you know all students of the Gates Chili School District have access to Sora? In collaboration with Monroe BOCES 2 and GCSD, Sora is a FREE collection of ebooks and audiobooks for independent, self-directed, or teacher-assigned reading. Students can read or listen to these books using a Chromebook, desktop computer, or personal mobile device. 

Below are downloadable directions from the Gates School District:

Sign into the Sora App

Visit and follow the instructions to get started!

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Exciting News from

Apr 10th, 2020 at 9:58 AM

While you’re staying indoors, why not do a little digging into your family history? For a limited time, (in partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration) is providing FREE access to nearly 500 million records! All you have to do is set up a FREE account with when prompted!

Additionally, has temporarily made many of their educational resources free!

Records from the National Archives:

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Census 2020

Apr 8th, 2020 at 10:23 AM

During these uncertain times, we wanted to remind you to make sure you fill out the census! For the first time, in 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online. The process will be quick and secure. You can respond to the census in less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee. You’ll still be able to respond by mail. To learn more about what to expect, visit

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