Fall 2014 Hours 

Monday 10-7, Tuesday 10-5, Wednesday 10-5, Thursday 10-7

Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

light bulb with circle of peopleLet your voice be heard!!!

Join us THIS Thursday we want your ideas.

We’re seeking input from the community about the Richard Sugden Library. The library is working on a new long range plan and we want to know what you think about library services: Do you know what we do now? What would you like to see at the library? How do we fit into the community and your everyday life? The more voices, the better! Even if you’ve never used the library, we’d like to know what you think. We will be holding an Open Forum in the Library Community Room on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

If you can’t attend but would like to comment, contact us at (508) 885-7513 or [email protected]. Comment forms are available at the library or click here.

HelpCharitable Needs Commission (a.k.a. The Prouty Fund) will now be meeting the at the SPENCER TOWN HALL on the FIRST Monday of each month October – June at 6:30 pm. They will be meeting in the Town Hall Conference Room A (downstairs). See town website for more information. Click here for SpencerMA.gov.

Databases to use with your SPENCER Library Card.

Cypress ResumeCreate your resume!

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CWMARSTo log into your account, click here: C/W MARS. We are full members of the Central/Western MA Resource Sharing (C/W MARS) network. If you already have a C/WMARS library card, you are welcome to use it at the Richard Sugden Library. You can request items online, and have them delivered to the library using your C/WMARS card! To get a free library card, bring in a photo ID and a piece of mail with your current address. *Library cards are required for all library transactions.


Novelist (is a comprehensive online readers’ advisory tool. Patrons can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides and more.)

Grove Art (provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner (1996, 34 vols.) and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, ed. Hugh Brigstocke (2001). It offers ongoing additions of new and updated articles, over 3,000 thumbnail art images and line drawings displayed in the text of articles, extensive image links, and sophisticated search and navigation tools.)

Science Online (presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.)

 student driver

Drivers Permit and License Tests

 Free online Resources

Drivers Manual

Drivers Permit Practice Tests

Museum Passes

Ecotarium www.ecotarium.org

Hours Tuesday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5 year-round. Museum coupon admits 2 adults and 2 children at 50% regular museum admission price (You pay $7.00 adults; $4.00 children 2-18, $5.00 senior citizens and college students with ID. Chilren under 2 admitted free. Active military personnel receive 2 for 1 admission with ID.)

Massachusetts State Park Pass www.mass.gov/forparks.html

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has donated an annual “ParksPass” hangtag which entitles the bearer to free parking for one vehicle at over 50 day-use facilities in the State Parks system that charges a fee; not valid for camping.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden 


Tuesday-Sunday and Holidays, Mondays 9-5 year round. Check hours for Twigs Cafe, shop and Library. Museum pass provides free admission for up to 4 people. Pass does not includes discount at the Shop at  Tower Hill.


USS Constitution Museum http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/

Address: Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Mass. 02129 Tel: 617-426-1812
Admits: Free admission. Limited to parties of 9 or fewer – 1 pass per party.

USS Constitution Museum* Hours  

November 01 – March 31 Open Daily, 10:00 – 5:00 Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

April 01 – October 31 Open Daily, 9:00 – 6:00

*USS Constitution Hours

November 01 – March 31 Open Thursday-Sunday, 10:00 – 3:30

April 01 – September 30 Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 – 6:00

October 1 – October 31 Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 – 4:00

*The USS Constitution Museum and the USS Constitution (the Ship) are not operated by the same organization. See the Ship’s website for the most up-to-date information about hours.

QR Code (Quick Response Code)

A two-dimensional bar code. Users with a smart phone or android can take a picture of the image of the QR code to open the Library’s web page in your telephone’s browser.



The Library is a Free WiFi location! We have and open connection from any area of the  Library! Bring in your lap top and try it out today!


The Library Mission

The mission of the Richard Sugden Library is to provide open and free access to educational, informational, recreational, historical, and cultural resources for area residents through its collections and programs. The library is a community center, offering meeting spaces and study areas for a wide variety of library and community events.