Events

Fall Fundraiser – October 12, 2024
Festival of Trees – December 7, 2024
Children’s Holiday Sale – December 12-14, 2024
Library Luminaries – June 14 ,2025

The library hosts several annual key fundraising events.
Information about each event can be found below.

In addition, programs such as book discussions, special lectures, weekly storytimes, and arts & crafts workshops are held throughout the year.
Click here for our Program Calendar.  


Library Luminaries
June 8, 2024

Thank You to Our Donors, Hosts and Luminaries

for Making Our 2024 Event a Wonderful Success!


Fall Fundraiser
Saturday, October 12 at 6pm

Save the date for Gunn Memorial Library & Museum’s annual fall fundraiser, BOOKED! Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and more. Mark your calendars – details to come.

For questions about the event, contact amaclaren@gunnlibrary.org or development@gunnlibrary.org


Festival of Trees
December 7, 2024

Held annually in December, this festive, seasonal, community event is popular and well attended as we gather to launch the holiday season. At the event, the Library’s tree will be decked with Treasure Pouches for sale, each containing a slip of paper bestowing a mystery gift. These gifts are items donated by generous local boutiques and businesses, and traditionally include dinners at restaurants, theater tickets, gift certificates, and more. The proceeds help fund the many services that benefit the library’s patrons – community members from surrounding towns as well as Washington.
For questions about the event, contact amaclaren@gunnlibrary.org or development@gunnlibrary.org

Children’s Holiday Sale
Saturday, December 12-14, 2024

This  popular Junior Library event generally takes place the second week of December. This sale gives children an opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for family members at very reasonable prices. Patrons are asked for donations of small gift items, accessories, housewares and more to make the event a success. Consider designating a box where you can deposit those little gifts or items you receive throughout the year that you know you won’t really use- a box of soaps, a necktie that’s out of favor, candles, a redundant kitchen gadget — you get the idea. Then just bring them to the Junior Library after Thanksgiving. Thank you!
For questions about the event or donations contact GunnJr@gunnlibrary.org

Library Luminaries
Saturday, June 14, 2025

Join us next year on Saturday, June 14, 2024 for Gunn Memorial Library’s annual spring fundraiser. Kick off the evening with cocktails at the library from 5:30-7:00 PM. Then head to a private dinner in one of the homes of our gracious hosts with engaging conversation and the company of a 2025 Library Luminary. Don’t miss out!