Library Holiday Hours

Monday,       December 25       CLOSED
Tuesday,      December 26        CLOSED      Christmas
Monday,       January 1, 2018   CLOSED      New Year’s Day

Survey: Spencer Residents, We Need Your Help.

This SURVEY is for all town residents including children and young adults. It is open to Spencer residents from age 6 up, Spencer business owners, property owners, and town employees. Each individual may respond separately. You are not limited to one response per household. Help us to identify Spencer’s greatest assets, explore our prospects, share our hopes and determine measurable results that will tell us we’ve achieved our desired future.  

New Years’ Party Escape Room @ your library

Wednesday, December 27 from 11:00 am—4:00 pm for Families or Children (Ages 10+)  AND Thursday, December 28 from 11:00 am—4:00 pm for Families or Children (Ages 10+) , and 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm for Teens and Adults.

Escape Rooms are puzzle solving adventures. Teams of 3-8 people will work together to decipher clues and complete the game in a limited period of time. Crack the code of our puzzle room and have some fun with friends and family! Sponsor: Live Action Escapes of Worcester. Registration required. To register your team, visit or call the library at 508-885-7513.

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.




Babies           Pre-K /Toddler    Grades K-6                 Teens                Adults

 Upcoming Library Programs 

Adults:  Computer Classes, Spencer Writer’s Group, cooking classes, walks…

Teens: Teen Mania (Grades 6+) Mondays from 3:30-4:30. School (AR & Lexile), Driving Test resources, and Teen website recommendations

Childrens:  Toddler & Pre-K Story Hours (Tuesdays), Bouncing Babies (Wednesdays), Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Programs (Thursdays), Grades K-5 After School Programs (Wednesdays), Paws to Pages…

Check out Lynda.com!

You need to have a Spencer Library Card for Spencer Databases, or visit the library to have a Spencer bar code attached to your C/WMARS card.

You can learn from video tutorials on just about any topic you can imagine (accounting, marketing, computers, web design, email, film, iPads, languages, music lessons, note taking, podcasts, Facebook, sharing photos…)

Free WiFi

Available inside (& outside near the library building)

The Password = password

Chromebooks (Lap Tops) Available For Use In Library

Do you have billed library items?

If you have billed items from Spencer

fines on the items will = $0 when returned.

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 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.