Snow Day/Delay Policy 

If the Spencer/East Brookfield school district has as snow day or snow delay we will not hold early childhood programs that day.


Tax Forms & Information

We are still waiting for Federal forms and instruction booklets to arrive.

Upcoming Library Programs 2017

Adults: Coloring Group 3/20, Cookbook Club 2/23, Pastel Painting 3/2

Teens: Teen Mania Mondays 3-4 pm (3/6 board games and zen doodling)

Childrens: Bouncing Babies, Free after-school fun program 3/6 from 4-4:45 for children from k-grade 5. What a reaction! Make a volcano and watch a  balloon blow up! This month’s theme is Kitchen Science.

Book, DVD, CD and Audio Book DONATIONS  ACCEPTED MONDAYS  from 1:00—7:00 

All items must be in good condition. We do NOT accept: Encyclopedias, outdated text books, old paperbacks and magazines. We appreciate you thinking of us. Questions? Call Patricia @ 508-885-7513. 

Please, do NOT put donations in outside drop box. 

Local Artisans Display @ the Library

Richard Sugden Library continues to support local artists by hosting the Massasoit Art Guild’s artists display.  In addition, we will be highlighting local artisans, crafters and collectors by displaying their work in a glass case on the main floor.

This month’s featured collector is Spencer resident, Christopher Gleason. Chris is displaying his bone collection. He collected his first skull, a porcupine, when he was 8 years old. Christopher says “I hope this small display of some of my favorite animals skulls can help spark in someone else the deep sense of wonder and curiosity about nature that is always driving me to learn more about the world around me.”

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Discount Museum Passes 

Bench at end of path with flowers

Check out our discount museum passes.

Borrow a Telescope

Telescope Library

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Borrow Kill-A-Watt Meter 


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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 is a Free WiFi location! We have an open connection from any area of the Library! 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.