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Trick or Treat Around the Library

Oct 16th, 2021 at 1:40 PM

Join us for our annual Halloween celebration on Friday, October 29 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am!  We will have a few stories and games, followed by trick or treating around the library!  For children of all ages with their caregivers. Costumes are welcome!  No registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome!


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Yes, we're Open Monday, October 11!

Oct 8th, 2021 at 11:15 AM

 In case you were wondering: The Gates Public Library is OPEN Monday, October 11! Check out some of the programs we have going on below! 

For Little Ones:

Baby Storytime 9:30-10:00
Storytime with Mary Jo 10:15-11:00

For Older Kids:

Chess Club for Kids 6:00-7:30
Registration Requested Knowledge of chess is a must!

For Adults:

Our Dyslexic Children: Film & Discussion: 6:00-7:30
Registration Recommended

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Five Nights at Freddy's Plushie Raffle

Oct 5th, 2021 at 3:15 PM

Enter this free raffle for your chance to win one of five plushies based on the Five Nights at Freddy's characters! Entry box and forms are in the Teen area on top of the lower shelves near the audio book collection. One entry per person please!

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Wowbrary: An Exciting New Way To Enjoy Your Local Library

Sep 21st, 2021 at 10:38 AM

We now offer weekly email alerts showing you the newest books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books that we purchase each week through Wowbrary (beginning Saturday, September 25). We hope you'll enjoy hearing about the many exciting bestsellers, movies, music, and recorded books almost the very moment they arrive at the library.

Whenever you spot something of interest, you'll be able to click instantly, reserve it, and check it out at your convenience. And of course, like everything else in the library, this service is free!
To get started and see what the emails look like, just visit You can quit the weekly emails any time you wish.
Our library is excited to offer this new service. I hope you will enjoy it and the library's many new books, movies and music.

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National Hispanic American Heritage Month 2021

Sep 15th, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Join us as we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), a time to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. Be sure to check out our Adult and Children's displays, read a book by a latinx author, or watch a film that features Latinx directors and actors!
Kids can grab a free mariachi ducky from the Circulation Desk, while supplies last.

To learn more about National Hispanic American Heritage Month, please visit!

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Fall Book Sale

Sep 8th, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Join us for our Fall Book Sale Thursday, September 9th through Saturday. September 11th in the atrium of the library. The Book Sale is open:

*Thursday: 3pm - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm

*Members only (join for $5)

We will have a large selection of books, puzzles, games, coffee table books and DVDs for sale. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted. All proceeds benefit the Gates Public Library. Please contact with questions.

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NEW Expanded Hours

Sep 7th, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Just a reminder: Beginning TODAY, our hours will have officially expanded, and we will be open at 9am six days a week! Our hours are now the following:

*THURSDAY: 9 AM - 8 PM (*Closed the first Thursday of every month until 11 am)

We will continue to offer our Curbside Service during these new hours of operation.

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Happy Labor Day!

Sep 6th, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Celebrating America’s workers, today and every day! Happy Labor Day! Just a reminder, the Gates Public Library is closed today. As always, our book drop (located behind the building) is open 24 hours.

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