Friends of the Richard Sugden Library

Annual Book Sale 

“Bag of Books” for $5.00 Monday (9/24) & Tuesday (9/25)

at the Library, 8 Pleasant St    Spencer MA 01562

We now have a Letterbox hidden in the Library!
Can you find it?

Book Of SecretsBox #295632

Letterboxing is like a treasure-hunt!  Participants seek out hidden letterboxes by cracking codes and following clues. Letterboxers stamp their discoveries in a personal journal, then use their own rubber stamp, called a signature stamp, to stamp into the letterbox’s logbook. Have fun!

 Upcoming Library Programs 

Adults:  Walks around town Tuesdays 8:30 am,  computer classes, writers’ group…

Teens: Teen Mania (Grades 6+) Mondays from 3:30-4:30/5:00, School (AR & Lexile), Driving Test resources…

Childrens:  Toddlers & pre-shcoolers and their caregivers are invited to Pop-Up Playgroups on some Thursdays… Story-times begin the first week of October 2018.

Borrow a Hot Spot (Free WiFi device)

The Library Hot Spot is a small, easy-to-use mobile device that allows you to connect Wi-Fi enabled devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones to the internet for free.
The Hot Spot can be used at home, in a car, at the park… Borrowers must be 18+ years
with a library card in good standing. They go out for 2 weeks with no renewal.

Borrow a Telescope

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Borrow one of our Discounted Museum Passes today! Thank you to the Friends of the Library for making these available.

Discount Museum Passes 

Check out our discount museum passes.

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.

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.