Support Us

We rely on the support of generous individuals to help us meet nearly 65% of our operating income not met through tax dollars. Your contributions enable us to provide public library services, cultural and current event programming, historical exhibits, and educational outreach to the residents of Washington and surrounding communities. We are pleased to provide award-winning services to our patrons.

All inquiries are welcome, and we are available to provide additional information to you by phone at (860) 868-7586 or by email:

Development Coordinator
Vanessa Hammond

Gunn Memorial Library, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation under the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID: 06-0691373

Annual Appeal

Our Annual Appeal campaign begins in early November for the fiscal year July 1- June 30.  Donations are accepted throughout the year. Click here to read the Annual Appeal Letter.

To contribute online, please click the Donate Now button.

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You may also mail a check, payable to Gunn Memorial Library to PO Box 1273, Washington, CT 06793

Planned Giving: The Wykeham Legacy Society

Our planned giving brochure is available at the library and outlines ways a legacy may be created for future generations. Through gifts by will, transfer or beneficiary designation under life insurance policies and retirement plan assets, as well as charitable trusts, the Wykeham Legacy Society honors individuals and families who continue their legacy of caring by including the Library and Museum in long-range planning.

Help Gunn Memorial plan for the future by telling us if you have included us in your plans, or by requesting assistance in planning your bequest. Please contact Audra MacLaren at if you would like further information.