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.

Meet & Greet Library Director, Cheryl Donahue 

Library trustees invite you  to the Richard Sugden Library, Spencer, Thursday, January 19, 2017  from 4:00-6:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming Library Programs 2017

Adults: Coloring Group 1/9, Cookbook Club Soup 1/26

Teens: Teen Mania Mondays 3-4 pm

Childrens: Bouncing Babies, Fun with Fiber Wednesdays, preschool programs…

mitten-on-tree-branchMitten/Hat Tree Help us warm women and children this winter with hats, mittens, gloves & scarves. Donations will be given to Abby’s House.

Food Pantry Donations Bring non-perishable foods to the library to be donated to the Mary Queen of the Rosary Food Pantry in Spencer.

Drop off items during Library hours: Monday & Thursday, 10-7 and Tuesday & Wednesday, 10-5.  We are located at 8 Pleasant Street in Spencer, MA.

Book, DVD, CD and Audio Book DONATIONS are 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 We do NOT accept: Encyclopedias, outdated text books, old paperbacks and magazines.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

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

Our first Featured Artisan is:  Donna Chase, a longtime resident of Spencer. Donna specializes in repurposing books, working with Asian fabric, and creating one of a kind Goth dolls. Stop in and see what’s going on at your local library!

PrinterOn at the Richard Sugden Library


Print from your smartphone, tablet, or lap top, or desktop computer from home!

The PrinterOn service allows anyone to send print jobs from home/work/or devices to the library.

  1. Send email with attachment to: rsl@printspots.com


Upload documents to this URL: http://www.printeron.net/richard-sugden/library.

  1. A release code will be emailed to you. Get your release code from your email.
  2. Go to the Richard Sugden Library, Spencer.
  3. Enter your 6 digit code on the keypad (located on the Library’s Main Floor) to release the documents to the printer.
  4. Documents are printed in black and white at the Library’s Main Desk.
  5. Pay for your printouts (.10/page) and you’re done!

PrinterOn also has mobile printing apps for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices that let you search for and print to all PrinterOn locations. For more information visit: www.printeron.com/apps. To download apps, search for PrinterOn on at iTunes App Store, Google Play, and BlackBerry App World.

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.