Library CLOSED Until Further Notice. In response to concerns around COVID-19 and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of staff and patrons town buildings are closed to the public. The town website has more information about town departments. For updates on Spencer cases check out the Spencer Town Website. (7/16/20)
Returned items will remain on your record up to 1 week while they are in quarantine.
- Patrons will NOT be allowed in the building for any reason (this includes restrooms).
- All returns must be put in the book drop box behind the library. No donations will be accepted during this time.
- Only Spencer items will be available for requests & must be picked up at the library in Spencer.
- Library card holders from any town may request items from Spencer as long as they are willing to pick them up in Spencer.
- Requests for items from other libraries are not able to be filled at this time.
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.
- Hot Spots go out for 2 weeks with no renewal. For more information click here.
- To Request a Hot Spot: Reserve one online (Default password is the last four digits of your phone number.)
- OR Call 508-885-7513 ext. 1
- OR Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- OR Request a Hot Spot Here
- We will notify you when a Hot Spot becomes available.
Borrow one of our Discount Museum Passes today!
Thank you to the Friends of the Library for making these available.
Available inside (& outside near the library building)
Network Name: Spencerlib-patron
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Photo Exhibit on Display: People of Color
March 4, 2020—April 15, 2020: Photographs of William Bullard: People of Color in Worcester, MA Circa. 1900. Bullard’s collection of 5400 glass negatives were taken primarily in Worcester County. Photographs from those glass negatives make up this exhibit. Presented by local historian, Frank J. Morrill. This exhibit is a must see. Many of these photographs were on display at the Worcester Art Museum (WAM)!
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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
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.