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Gates Mills Improvement Society

The Art Show

Sunday, April 21 - Sunday, May 5, 2024

HOURS: Noon-3 and 7-9 Weekdays
HOURS: 1-5 Weekends (Saturday & Sunday)

Judy Bell Christmas Tree Committee 2020

Christmas Eve village traditions carried on this year—though not quite “as usual”.

A considerable snowfall began in the early afternoon, setting the wintry scene for a roaring bonfire and Santa’s arrival at 4:15 sharp to visit with children and collect gift wishes.  Close-up contact was not possible, but Santa was able to converse with his visitors and get the important information from a safe distance.  The wonderful carillon bell concert from St. Christopher’s by-the-River completed the festive holiday feeling.

In accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, no refreshments were offered.  Instead food donations were collected from generous villagers to assist the record numbers of people currently in need of food aid.  We collected and delivered several hundred pounds of non-perishable food to the Cleveland Food Bank.

Special thanks to the Service Department for the bonfire and for help with setting up and taking down. Thanks also to Becky Everett for the carillon concert and to everyone who attended. 

Susan Dougherty, chair


The Friends of the Gates Mills Library

The Friends of the Gates Mills Library 2024 Update
  • Celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2024!
  • New event for families August 10th with ice cream truck and fun activities on the village green in conjunction with Magician Program at the Community House
  • Ongoing funding for special programs and materials at the Library for adults, teens and children
  • Bimonthly art exhibits at the library, with opening receptions to meet the artist
  • Used Book Sales 2-3 times per year
  • Scholarships awarded to college bound Mayfield grads
  • Annual Dinner with speaker 
  • Bike decorating stations, snacks, and book sale on the 4th of July
  • Sweet treats for patrons during December
  • Coming improvements to the outdoor courtyard behind the Library, in conjunction with CCPL and the Village