See what’s happening @ your Library!

Take a look at individual pages (Adults, Teens, Childrens) or  our events calendar (located on the right side of this page).

Weird Stories & Folklore of Spencer Bus Tour

All ages are invited Tuesday, October 29th!  The bus tour will stop at various locations in Spencer.  Tour guides, Mary Baker-Wood and Carolyn Bain, will share weird stories and folklore of Spencer on this entertaining bus tour.  The TWO bus tours will be held from 4:00 pm—5:00 pm and from 5:00 pm—6:00 pm.  Signup for ONE tour, either the 4:00 pm or the 5:00 pm.  The bus will leave from the American Legion Post 138 (175 Main St #138, Street, Spencer).  Parking is in the rear of the building.  Come in to hear the weird stories of the legion and enjoy a snack. The bar will be open.  Sign up by visiting, calling the library  (508) 885-7513 ext. 1, at the American Legion or here .  Sponsored by the Richard Sugden Library and the American Legion Post 138, Spencer.

Free WiFi

Available inside (& outside near the library building)

Network Name: Spencerlib-patron

Password = SpencerLibrary

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. For more information click here. Reserve one today!

Discount Museum Passes 

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

Check out our discount museum passes.

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!

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 


Make life easier! Check out Burbio.

Burbio.com is a FREE website and app that puts library, school, and other local events all in one calendar.

You can create a personalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars!  You’ll also receive important notifications when events change or get cancelled. Sign up at Burbio.com or download the free iPhone  or Android App and follow the calendars that interest you.


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.