Events

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.  


Friday, December 2, 2022  from 5-7 pm

Our annual Festival of Trees cocktail party takes place in the historic Wykeham Room, planned for the first Friday in December from 5 to 7 pm. While sipping wine and sampling hors d’ oeuvres provided by local restaurants, guests can bid on auction items, purchase a pouch ticket for a surprise gift donated by generous local businesses, or buy a decorated tree, wreath, or special item made and donated by our patrons and local residents.

If you are interested in donating an item or gift certificate for our Mystery Pouches, please click the button below to complete a donation form.

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Jessica by phone or email- 860-868-7586 or jzaccagnini@gunnlibrary.org


The Children’s Holiday Sale is a popular Junior Library event which 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!


Fall Fundraiser

September 17, 2022

Thank you to all of our generous supporters for making our Booked! Turning the Page fundraiser a wonderful success and an enjoyable community event!

 


Library Luminaries

June 11, 2022

Our 2022 Library Luminaries event was held on Saturday, June 11, 2022.
Many thanks to our extremely generous hosts and luminaries, donors, and trustee committee, all of who made this year’s event a great success!