Storytime Programs

Preschool Storytime

Fridays June 2- August 4 @ 11 am

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Ms. Linda welcomes preschool aged children and their caregivers to join her every Friday this summer for a storytime featuring age-appropriate seasonal stories and crafts!



Washington Block Party

Friday, June 2 from 5:30-8:30 pm

Don’t miss our table at the town block party! We will have games, crafts and giveaways for you!

Don’t miss the first Movie @ the Park of the season

Friday, June 2 @ 8:30 pm

Judy Black Memorial Park & Garden will be showing the 1978 American musical romantic comedy film, “Grease,” sponsored by National Iron Bank.

In this film, experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of “Grease,” the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student, Sandy (Olivia Newton-John,) and a leather-clad greaser, Danny (John Travolta), have a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines?

All events are free and open to the public. BYO blankets, chairs, food and beverages. Movies roll at dusk. Leashed pets only.


Span-Art with Marisabel Artieda

Saturday, June 10 @ 1 pm in the Wykeham Room

Limited seating

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Local Peruvian Artist, Marisabel Artieda created a program called Span-Art where she combines simple Spanish phrases into art lessons for kids. Children will learn how to draw and paint a beautiful hummingbird while learning Spanish vocabulary. This program is best suited for ages 5 years or older.

Hollister House Family Day 

Sunday, June 11 from 1-4pm

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The Hollister House in Washington, CT is having a Family Day event featuring botanical themed activities, a special story time with Ms. Linda and Ms. Ashley, a  puppet show, face-painting, art classes with Scribbles Art Workshops & more! Picnics are welcomed and encouraged. Please register in advance. 

Picnic at the PO

Thursday, June 22 @ 10 am 

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Summer is finally here and it’s the perfect time to have a picnic! Children are invited to join Ms. Linda from the Gunn Junior Library for a very special storytime at the PO Cafe in Washington, CT. The PO will have a tasty summer treat to snack on while Ms. Linda reads a fun story. Take-and-make crafts will also be available. 

Summer Reading Kick Off Ice Cream Party

Saturday, June 24 @ 1 pm

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Summer Reading has begun! Kick off the season & sign up for our summer reading program while enjoying tasty treats from our ice cream bar, play lawn games, and enjoy some music on the Library lawn!


4th & 5th Grade: Pizza and Pages!

Summer Nutmeg Book Club

Mondays, June 26 – July 31 from 4-5 pm

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Get your summer reading done and have dinner at the Gunn Library! Join Ms. Ashley for a six week book club to read and discuss the Connecticut Nutmeg Nominee Scritch Scratch, by Lindsay Currie, “A ghost story about a malevolent spirit, an unlucky girl, and a haunting mystery that will tie the two together”.

Each week we will discuss our assigned chapters,          practice challenging trivia questions and eat pizza from Washington Pizza! In partnership with Hickory Stick Bookshop, each participant will receive their own copy of the book that will be        available at the circulation desk upon registration. Please pick up your book before the first meeting and begin reading the assigned weekly chapters. Registration is required

As part of our Summer Tri-Town Challenge with Burnham and Minor Memorial Library,     All three libraries will be reading Scritch Scratch. We will celebrate the completion of our summer book club with a special Scritch Scratch trivia challenge night between the three    libraries at Minor Memorial Library on Friday, August 4th from 4-5pm.

Monday, June 26th        Chapters 1-6

Monday, July 3rd         Chapters 7-12

Monday, July 10th       Chapters 13-18

Monday, July 17th       Chapters 19-24

Monday, July 24th       Chapters 25-30

Monday, July 31st        Chapters 31-36