Gunn Memorial Library



Named in honor of Frederick W. Gunn, The Gunn Memorial Library, Inc. has evolved as an integral hub for the community. It is a not-for-profit corporation that is dedicated to providing free public library services to Washington as well as to promoting literacy and education within its community. The library’s collections and offerings have grown immensely since its founding and meet the complex needs of a diverse population. People from all walks of life use and enjoy the Gunn Library’s facilities, which have become a magnet for community interaction and a place to garner knowledge and information.


  • The Gunn Memorial Library has become a social and learning hub for the community as it hosts events throughout the year, including book discussions, special lectures, as well as arts and crafts workshops.
  • The Library is split into three levels. The upper level houses the beautiful architecture of the Wykeham Room as well as the Connecticut Room. The main level is the adult library which prominently features a cherry circulation desk. The lower level is the junior library which has become a space for excited activity and quiet wonder.
  • The upper level of the Library also features the beautiful Mowbray Mural. It was donated by the muralist and painter H. Siddons Mowbray and depicts the Greek myth of Proserpine being abducted by Pluto.