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You may be eligible for assistance from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance VITA or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)
To find a paid professional tax preparer
See who is going to be on your ballot, what they stand for, compare candidates, and more.
General information, election dates and deadlines, ID requirements, eligibility requirements and more.
Many websites to help you with all things related to voting/elections.
Available inside (& outside near the library building)
Network Name: Spencerlib-patron
Borrow a Hot Spot (Free WiFi device)
Come in or check the catalog to see if any are available today!
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.
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.
Do you have billed Spencer library items?
If you have billed items from Spencer, fines on the items will = $0 when returned.
We now have a Letterbox hidden in the Library! Can you find it?
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 the Library
Do you have billed library items?
If you have billed items from Spencer,
fines on the items will = $0 when returned.
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.