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Upcoming Library Closings

Upcoming Library Closings

Black Friday Deal

GBPL Black Friday Deal!

Kickoff Events for the STEM Expo 2016

STEM Expo 2016 Kickoff Events

Frozen Extravaganza

Home for the Holidays

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Library Foundation

The Foundation is a nonprofit organization which has established a permanent fund to improve library services to residents of the Gail Borden Public Library District.

Donations to the Library

The library accepts donations of new and used books, and audiovisual materials. The items may be used to enhance the library collection or to provide inventory for the Library Foundation Book Sale.


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Middle School Zone Studio 270: High School

Middle School Zone

Are you in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade? Then this page is for you!

Visit the Middle School Zone for book suggestions, homework help and upcoming events.

Studio 270

Studio 270 is the place for high school students.

Check out the Studio page for books, homework help, Studio hours and more!