The Gay-Kimball Library is a Public Library made possible by Walter N. Gay’s land donation in 1927 and a bequest from Warren Kimball’s estate in 1945.

Our mission is to meet the recreational and informational needs of the community in a creative, professional, and welcoming manner. The Library will offer diverse resources and provide a community meeting place for people of all ages.

Holiday Hours: Closed December 23rd & 26th.


The Library will have more evening hours beginning in January!!! To serve you better we will be open the following hours

  • Tuesday 10am – 7pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday 2pm – 7pm 
  • Saturday 10am – 2pm

We hope this will give everyone more opportunity to fit the Awesomeness that is the Gay-Kimball Library into their busy schedules. We cannot wait to see you even more often!!

What’s going on at the Library?

  • Catherine is BACK.  I know I am just as surprised as you are!
  • Cooking: the Book Group – a book club meets cooking group!  Wednesday, January 10th at 6:30pm.  Feliz año nuevo! Can you guess the theme for our next Cooking the Book?  We thought we would spice up the new year with Mexican dishes! Feel free to make a main, side or dessert dish!If you enjoy good food, conversation and laughter, this is your event! We will provide coffee, tea etc..  Just give the library a call so we know that you are coming and what you want to bring. 
  • Seriously, we have A LOT of children’s and young adult books!  Please come get some.
  •  Attention all Troy business owners and employees: You are eligible for a free library card even if you’re not a Troy resident.  Just bring in proof of employment in Troy (pay stub, etc) plus a photo ID and we’ll give you a card for FREE.  Enjoy convenient access to great books & movies & our online content too.

Exciting News to Share!

Beginning in January we will be directly sharing some of our Bookapalooza Award Grant items with the Troy Elementary School.  We will be bringing books to the School Library where this shared collection will rotate every 3-6 months.  These amazing titles will be checked out and and returned right at the school!  We are super excited at the prospect of making these titles easily available to kids (and teachers) who cannot make it over to see us on a regular basis.