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Book Sale December 8th & 9th

Nov 2nd, 2017 at 12:34 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 8th and Saturday, December 9th. It will feature like new books, DVDs, and CDs which will make perfect stocking sutffers 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 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Friday, December 8th and on Saturday, December 9th the sale will run from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. On Saturday we will have free kids crafts donuts, and cider. For more email Jen Eation at books4gatesfriends@yahoo.com.

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DVDs & Blu-rays Now Renewable

Oct 31st, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Effective immediately we are raising the limits on our movies! You can now check out 10 DVDs per card per visit. You can check out 7 Blu-Rays per card per visit. Our Red Hot Express movies are limited to 2 per card per visit.

In addition, we are working on making more items renewable! Our DVDs and Blu-Rays are now renewable and over the course of the next month we will be changing over our other media items (such as CDs) to be renewable as well. This means you will be able to renew movies and CDs up to two times (as long as there are no holds). Our Red Hot Express movies will not be renewable.

You can renew items in person, over the phone, or online at libraryweb.org or through the MCLS-To-Go app. If you renew online check to make sure that your items have renewed. If your items have not renewed give us a call at 247-6446 and we can check on the status of your items.

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Food for Fines

Oct 31st, 2017 at 11:17 AM

The Gates Public Library has partnered with the Gates Conservation Advisory Board to collect donations for those in need. Between November 1st and November 30th $1.00 of late fines will be waived for each canned good, toiletry,  cosmetic product, household cleaning supply, or new article of clothing 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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Sign Up For Our Constant Contact Newsletter

Oct 3rd, 2017 at 7:53 AM

Don't miss out on the exciting educational and recreational programs at the Gates Public Library. Sign up for our bimonthly Constant Contact and you will find out about:

  • Craft programs for all ages, including children, teen, and adults.
  • Cooking tutorials with samples.
  • Jewelry making classes.
  • Movie showings.
  • Science demonstrations for all ages.
  • Book discussion groups.
  • Health and wellness seminars.
  • Money management seminars.
  • Discussions on important issues impacting the Gates community.
  • Field trips to historic locations in the Rochester area.
  • First aid and home alone safety guidelines for teens.
  • Practice SAT and ACT tests.
  • Baby story times.
  • Story Time Yoga.
  • Our creative writing group.
  • Technology seniors.
  • Book sales.
  • Fundraising Efforts.
  • Our ever popular story times and dance parties for children.
  • And so much more!

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Additional Community Events Newsletter

Aug 4th, 2017 at 5:31 AM

The Gates Public Library is a proud member of the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce.

Each month the Chamber of Commerce arranges education seminars and luncheons on wide ranging topics from local economic development efforts, new businesses moving into the Gates and Chili communities, local and state government initiatives, workforce development, career mentorship lectures, emerging educational trends in secondary schools and academia, ribbon cuttings for newly opened businesses, as well as many other commerce and community related topics.

As a member of our community, you are welcome to attend any and all of these events. Please consider signing up for the free Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce email newsletter to stay current with all of these exciting developments that are impacting and improving the quality of life in our town.

 

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