Holiday Library Hours
CLOSED Monday, December 22 through December 25th. OPEN December 29th, OPEN December 30th. CLOSED December 31st and January 1, 2015.
“Feed Our Neighbors Contest”
Be a bright star this holiday season and help to feed those in need. Our challenge is to see how high we can pile gifts for the food pantry under our library tree! Bring non-perishable foods to the library during the month of December. All items will be donated to the Mary Queen of the Rosary Food Pantry in Spencer.
Toddler: Tuesday 10:00-10:50 Pre-K: Tuesdays 10:00 – 12:00
Please pre-register your child for class in the Children’s Room. The first 15 registered children to arrive will be admitted into the program for the day. If we’re full – try again next week. We’d love to have you attend.
Databases to use with your SPENCER Library Card.
New eBook Collection
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.
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.
Drivers Permit and License Tests
Free Online Resources
Tuesday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5 year-round. Museum coupon admits 2 adults and 2 children at 50% regular museum admission price (You pay $7.00 adults; $4.00 children 2-18, $5.00 senior citizens and college students with ID. Chilren under 2 admitted free. Active military personnel receive 2 for 1 admission with ID.)
Massachusetts State Park Pass www.mass.gov/forparks.html
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has donated an annual “ParksPass” hangtag 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.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
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 http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/
Address: Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Mass. 02129 Tel: 617-426-1812
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 Librarys web page in your telephone’s browser.
The Library is a Free WiFi location! We have and 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.|