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Library CLOSED Until Further Notice.  In response to concerns around COVID-19 and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of staff and patrons town buildings are closed to the public.  The town website has more information about town departments. For updates on Spencer cases check out the Spencer Town Website.  (8/27/20)


Returned items will remain on your record up to 1 week while they are in quarantine. 


Curbside Delivery Available

Request & Pick Up Items     Phone Information     Returns

  • Patrons will NOT be allowed in the building for any reason (this includes restrooms).  
  • All returns must be put in the book drop box behind the library.  No donations will be accepted during this time.  
  • Requests from other library are available!

Borrow a Hot Spot (Free WiFi device)

The Library Hot Spot is a small, easy-to-use mobile device that allows you to connect Wi-Fi enabled devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones to the internet for free. The Hot Spot can be used at home, in a car, at the park…

  • Borrowers must be 18+ years with a library card in good standing.
  • Hot Spots go out for 2 weeks with no renewal. For more information click here.
  • To Request a Hot Spot: Reserve one online (Default password is the last four digits of your phone number.)
  • OR Call 508-885-7513 ext. 1 
  • OR Email: rslibraryma@gmail.com
  • OR Request a Hot Spot Here 
  • We will notify you when a Hot Spot becomes available.

Discount Museum Passes 

Borrow one of our Discount Museum Passes today! 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for making these available.


Free WiFi

Available inside (& outside near the library building)

Network Name: Spencerlib-patron

Password: SpencerLibrary


Sign up for Library Program Email Lists

Adults, Teen Mania (Grades 6-12), Imagination Station (K – Grade 5), and Toddlers & Pre-K

 


Photo Exhibit on Display: People of Color

March 4, 2020—April 15, 2020: Photographs of William Bullard: People of Color in Worcester, MA Circa. 1900.  Bullard’s collection of 5400  glass negatives were taken primarily in Worcester County.   Photographs from those glass negatives make up this exhibit.  Presented by local historian, Frank J. Morrill.  This exhibit  is a must see.  Many of these photographs were on display at the Worcester Art Museum (WAM)!


See what’s happening @ your Library!

Take a look at individual pages (Adults, Teens, Childrens) or  our events calendar (located on the right side of this page).


Do you have billed Spencer library items?

If you have billed items from Spencerfines on the items will = $0 when returned.


We now have a Letterbox hidden in the Library! Can you find it?

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Letterboxing is like a treasure-hunt!  Participants seek out hidden letterboxes by cracking codes and following clues. Letterboxers stamp their discoveries in a personal journal, then use their own rubber stamp, called a signature stamp, to stamp into the letterbox’s logbook. Have fun!


Chromebooks (Lap Tops) available for use in the Library


CWMARS

We are full members of the Central/Western MA Resource Sharing (C/W MARS) network. If you already have a C/W MARS 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/W MARS card! You are also able to pay library fines/bills online.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.

To get a new library card

Bring in a picture id with your current address. If id does not have current address, then bring a piece of mail, rental agreement or mortgage statement that has your name and address.


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.