Events

Library Luminaries – June 10,2023
Fall Fundraiser – September 9, 2023
Festival of Trees – December 1, 2023
Children’s Holiday Sale – December 7-9, 2023

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 10, 2023

Save the date for Gunn Memorial’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 2023 Library Luminary. Mark your calendar – more information to come!

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


Fall Fundraiser

September 9, 2023 

Gunn Memorial’s annual fall fundraiser features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and more. All to support an institution that stands at the center of our community.

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


Festival of Trees

December 1, 2023

Held annually on the first Friday of 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

December 7-9, 2023

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