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Curbside Pickup Starts Monday, June 1st!

May 29th, 2020 at 6:22 PM

BOOKS, MOVIES, MUSIC, AND MORE! READY FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP  As of Monday, June 1st, curbside pickup service will be available! Library staff are very excited to get the collection back into the hands of avid readers, learners, and patrons of the Gates community.  Curbside Pickup Hours: Monday - Friday | 10 AM - 4 PM  Call: 585-247-6446 Email: HOW IT WORKS:  Monday - Friday from 10 am - 4 pm.  1. Have your library card ready and prepare your requests ahead of time with title, author, and format.  2. Call or email the library providing your library card number and phone number with the item requests and staff will check the shelves to see if the items are available for check out. 3. Staff will call you back with an update on your requests and have your items checked out and ready for pick up.  4. Arrive at the library for curbside pickup and let us know you're here. Pop your trunk or lower the window of your backseat and library staff will deliver the items to your vehicle! Please do not leave your vehicles.  It is recommended to visit the library's online catalog to preview availability. INTERNET ACCESS Please let us know if you or someone you know needs internet access. We have a limited number of Mi-fi hotspots available to loan! SAFETY FIRST Library staff will be wearing masks and gloves to ensure the safety of each other and the community. Rest assured, we will be handling library materials according to hygiene and sanitation requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH). RETURNS  Library materials are currently being accepted through the book drop. (Accessible around the back of the building facing east.)

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Friday Fun Days

May 26th, 2020 at 10:43 AM

Did you know we have teamed up with the Gates Chili Central School District to bring you Fun Fridays every Friday until the end of the school year? Join us every Friday during GCSD meal distribution at either the Middle School, Paul Road or Walt Disney between 11am and 1pm to pick up your very own Take & Make Craft! For more information about the free meals program, please visit this website. This Friday, May 29, we're celebrating a special Spartan Spirit Fun Friday! Spartacus wants to see your your best homemade Spartan armor, too: helmets, shields, shin guards, body armor like breast plates and back plates, bracelets and your robe. Use items from around home or even nature to design the most creative, colorful Spartan-wear out there! Recyclables, cardboard boxes, old toys, face paint, dress-up clothes, you name it, get your gear on! Students and their families are welcome to submit individual or group photos. Upload a picture sporting your armor by May 29 at  You can also dress up and see Spartacus live on Friday, May 29 during Gates Chili Central School District meal distributions: Middle School 11am, Paul Road 11:45am, & Walt Disney at 12:25pm. Did we mention PRIZES? Prizes will be provided by the Gates Public Library and awarded for the best submissions! #GCPride #SpartanSpirit #FunFridays

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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.   Manage your account at

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