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. Registration required. Teens (grades 6-9) are invited Wednesday, July 8th from 3:30-5:00 to Draw Manga Superheroes! Registration required. 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.
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.
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
Databases to use with your SPENCER Library Card.
C/W MARS REFERENCE DATABASES
Gale 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.
Novelist (Search thousands of popular fiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides and more.)
Oxford 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 Online (Learn a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.)
Digital Treasures is a Central and Western Massachusetts digital literacy project. You will find many local historical pictures from MA.
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.|