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 News FlashLibrary will be closed Thursday, July 2, 2015 in celebration of Independence Day.

 

Summer programs begin Tuesday, July 7 for kids. Toddler pre-k meet in the morning. Grades k-5 are invited to the Museum of Science Reptile program from 1:30-2:30. Teens (grades 6-9) are invited Wednesday, July 8th  from 3:30-5:00 to Draw Manga Superheroes! Adults are invited Thursday, July 9th to attend a free, air-conditioned concert by Jumpin’ Juba from 6:30-7:30!

For more information on Summer Reading Programs click on the links below, or go to the Adult, Teen or Kids pages.

LIBRARY Summer Reading Programs 

Register today for Summer programs (toddler – adult) today! Programs include online registration, and the ability to record and rate books online. Weekly programs for all age groups are held as well.

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TODDLER        PRE-K              GRADES 1-2               GRADES 3-5 
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    GRADES 6-9                              ADULTS

Library Telescope displayTelescope Available To Borrow

Become an amateur astronomer @ your Library by borrowing one of our Orion StarBlaster Telescopes, donated by Lincoln Stamp and Coin in memory of Susan E. Root. To borrow the telescope, patrons must be 18+ years with a C/WMARS library card in good standing.

About the Telescope: The StarBlast 4.5 inch Astronomical Telescope is easy to use and robust. There is nothing to assemble. It has a wooden base, not the usual spindly tripod legs. The telescope is of manageable size, but has a relatively large optical tube. This means that the Moon and deep sky objects will show far more detail than one could see with the common beginner’s telescope. It also has a large field of view that allows the object to stay in the eyepiece longer.

Kill-A-Watt Meter AND Telescope may be reserved at the Main Desk. Once you have been notified that the Telescope/Kill-A-Watt Meter is available. You will have 2 business days to check it out, or it will go to the next person on the list.

Kill-A-WattKill-A-Watt Meter Available To Borrow

The Kill-A-Watt kit helps people understand their energy use. It easily helps you measure the electrical draw on household appliances to determine how they currently use energy. Ultimately, you’ll learn how to reduce energy consumption and electric costs. To borrow the telescope, patrons must be 18+ years with a C/WMARS library card in good standing. Donated by National Grid and Mass Save

School Summer Reading Information

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Parents and Guardians of Incoming Knox Trail Students click here for information.

Incoming 6th and 7th grade Knox Trail students will read Wonder, by R. J. Palacio. Click here for more information.

Incoming 8th grade Knox Trail students will read The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton. Click here for more information.

Wire Village School students entering K-6 Summer Reading Program.

East Brookfield

East Brookfield Elementary School students entering K-6 Summer Reading Program.

North Brookfield

North Brookfield Jr./Sr. High School Summer Reading – 2015

Bay Path

Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical School. All students will read “Monument 14″. Additional reading requirements for specific classes can be found on this link.

Databases to use with your SPENCER Library Card.

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                 Create your resume!        Learn 40 + languages!

C/W MARS REFERENCE DATABASES

GGale Power Searchale Power Search (Find information on just about anything. This database includes the Boston Globe, New York Times, magazines, health, medical, sports, biography, gardening, business, global issues, travel, history, careers, tourism, information for children, and much more!) Full-text magazines, news, encyclopedias, and e-reference books.

NNovelistovelist (Search thousands of popular fiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides and more.)

Grove ArtOxford Art Online (Access to the entire text of the Dictionary of Art, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art. 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 OnlineScience Online (Learn a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.)

Digital TreasuresDigital Treasures is a Central and Western Massachusetts digital literacy project. You will find many local historical pictures from MA.

 CWMARS

To log into your C/WMARS account click here.

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.

Museum Passes

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The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA. Set in an urban oasis, the EcoTarium offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a thrilling multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature trails, and get hands-on with family-friendly exhibits. Tuesday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5 year-round.

Museum coupon admits 2 adults and 2 children in one vehicle (Children under 2 free) at 50% regular museum admission price (You pay $7.00 adults; $5.00 children 2-18, $5.00 senior citizens and college students with ID.

Active military personnel and military spouses receive 2 for 1 admission. Valid for up to 2 free admissions with purchase of same or lesser value. Military ID required.

EBT Cards: Present your EBT card and photo ID for a discounted $2 per person cash admission. Discount applies for up to four people per card, per visit during regular business hours and cannot be combined with other offers or used for special events. The admission fee must be paid in cash. Credit card or check transactions cannot be processed for this program.)

*Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

state park hiking picMassachusetts State Park Pass

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation “ParksPass” hang-tag 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.

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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 kid picUSS Constitution Museum

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

*USS Constitution Hours November 01 – March 31 Open Thursday-Sunday, 10:00 – 3:30

*The USS Constitution Museum and the USS Constitution (the Ship) are not operated by the same organization. 

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.

 

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The Library is a Free WiFi location! We have an 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.