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. (8/27/20)

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


Adults (Grades 9+) are invited
November 9, 2020 from 10:30 am -11:30 am
Virtual Book Discussion:
A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith

This 1930s story follows a small group of Gold Star Mothers who have been thrown together to travel from New England to France, to be honored for their supreme sacrifice to their country. The only thing they have in common is that they have all lost sons in the War to end all wars.

Chaperoned by a dashing West Point officer, Cora’s group includes the wife of an immigrant chicken farmer; a housemaid; a socialite; a former tennis star in precarious mental health; and dozens of other women from all over the country.

Sign up required. Books are available for pick up at the library via curbside delivery.
Call if you would like us to hold a copy for you. Phone: 508-885-7513 x1.

Within 1 week of the program you will receive an email with a link to join the Zoom discussion.
Hope to see you there!

Historical facts during the story’s time period:
The hard decision many families had to make not to bring their children’s remains home from the battlefield was a lingering wound; the longing to visit these graves was acute, yet such a trip seemed out of reach.

Historically true during the great depression, in the 1930s 6,654 mothers of American soldiers, who died and were buried in France during World War I, traveled to their sons’ graves in a program sponsored by the United States government and administered by the army.

Pause: Mindfulness Meditation

Wendy O’Leary is hosting online Zoom meetings 
Tuesday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am.

Learn about & practice mindfulness, & discuss using these tools to enhance our relationship with ourselves and others.  Drop-in when you’re available.  You do not need to come every week.  Facilitated by Wendy O’Leary.

This is the link for all weekly Pause programs. 

Wendy O’Leary is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Pause on ZOOM
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Meeting ID: 876 5883 9380
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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:
  • OR Request a Hot Spot Here
  • We will notify you when a Hot Spot becomes available.

Free WiFi

Available inside (& outside near the library building)

Network Name: Spencerlib-patron

Password: SpencerLibrary

Discount Museum Passes 

Borrow one of our Discount Museum Passes today! 

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

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AdultsTeen Mania (Grades 6-12)Imagination Station (K – Grade 5), and Pre-K



Adult Library Program Recordings

The Road to Vote: Boston Women’s Suffrage Trail

View the 10-10-2019 program on Spencer Cable Access YouTube.

Spencer Then and Now Programs:

School Days

View the 10-10-2019 program on Spencer Cable Access YouTube.


View the 8/1/2019 program on Spencer Cable Access.


View the 5/15/2019 program on Spencer Cable Access.

History of the Massasoit Hotel

View the 3/7/19 program on Spencer Cable Access!

Spencer Through Time Take Two!

View the 11/1/2018 program on Spencer Cable Access!

Luther Hill Park Grand Re-opening

Take a look at the Luther Hill Park Grand Re-Opening – July 1, 2018!

 Spencer through Time

Spencer Through Time, book by Frank and Hannah Morrill, library program (held on June 9, 2018) can be viewed here!

Past Adult Program Slideshows




At the Library, we have free WiFi as well as computers available for free use. Computer printing: black and white for $0.10 / page, and color printouts for $0.15 / page.Wireless printing is not available at this time.

copy machineWe offer black and white copies for $0.10 /page.


Massasoit Art Guild provides monthly displays of artwork.

Local Artisans and Crafters Display @ the Library  Richard Sugden Library continues to support local artists by hosting local artisans, crafters and collectors by displaying their work in a glass case on the main floor.

Drivers Permit and License Tests

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Free online Resources    Drivers Manual      Drivers Permit Practice Tests

Postponed until further notice.

Space is limited. Sign up required.  If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts.  Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.  This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Workshop is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association® .

Photo Exhibit on Display: People of Color

Display open to the public to be determined. 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)!

People of Color: A Night of Stories!

Local historian, Frank Morrill shares stories about the photography exhibit on display at the library.  Stories and slide-show include people in the exhibit and their descendants.  He will also be accompanied by a special guest! The program will be held on the ground floor in the Richard Sugden Library Community Room, 8 Pleasant St. Spencer.


Spencer Writers Group

All types of writers, Adults (Grades 9+) are invited.  Spencer Writer’s Group is held the FIRST Monday of each month (unless there is a holiday; the second Monday) from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Come prepared to write! Light refreshments will be served. Register today! Questions?  Contact Sharon Legasey at

Writers, mark your calendar: poet visit May 4th!  Come and be inspired by poet, John Brand.  

FREE Adult Computer Class 

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Adults Beginning / Intermediate computer classes are held the first Wednesday, of each month from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Not sure what you want to learn? Come learn ways to keep in touch with your children, friends, grandchildren and more! Come even if you’ve never used a computer before! We have lap tops to share, or bring your lap top computer, phone, tablet…