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. (8/27/20)

Returned items will remain on your record up to 1 week while they are in quarantine. 

Summer Reading Requirements 2020

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Summer Eats: Free Meals for Kids & Teens

Pick up your free meal June 22- August 19 at the Richard Sugden Library, Spencer from 10:30 am – 11:00  am.  Summer Eats, a federally funded nutrition program, provides free meals to children 18 and under when school is not in session. It is administered by Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with support from the Child Nutrition Outreach Program at Project Bread.

Virtual Imagination Station (Grades K-5)

Wednesday, September 2. Imagination Station

Thank you to all of you who have checked-out our YouTube channel and maybe even tried some of the STEAM challenges. We are taking a break from programming during the month of September, but please look for more fun programming beginning in October!

Can You Beat a Librarian? Homemade Basketball Hoop

Homemade Basketball Hoop!

Shadow Art with Chalk Paint!

Grow A Crystal Garden!

Edible Craft: Make a mugnut, donut in a mug in your microwave! 

Homemade Puzzle Challenge, June 30, 2020

Can You Beat a Librarian? Homemade Puzzle Challenge, June 30, 2020

Celery Challenge June 2, 2020

Parachute Challenge May 14, 2020

Can you Beat A Librarian: Parachute Challenge June 16, 2020

Grab & Go Kits

ages preschool through grade 5 @ your library!

The packs include a new book with activities for your family to enjoy.  New kits will be available throughout the summer months.  To request a kit: call: 508-885-7513 x2 or email:

Discount Museum Passes 

Borrow one of our Discount Museum Passes today! 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for making these available.

Congratulations Nora! Reading & Listening to 1,000 books! We’re so happy we could be a part of your reading journey!


Teen Mania: Calling all teens! Hello Teens! We miss you!

Check out a video with Ms. Amy on our Spencer Library YouTube channel at Spencer MA Library YouTube to see how you can contribute and submit writing, art, thoughts and ideas to the library this summer. Let’s showcase our talents and do a bit of community service at the same time!  All children in grades 6-12 welcome!

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:
  • We will notify you when a Hot Spot becomes available.

Free WiFi

Available inside (& outside near the library building)

Network Name: Spencerlib-patron

Password: SpencerLibrary

Sign up for Library Program Email Lists

Adults, Teen Mania (Grades 6-12), Imagination Station (K – Grade 5), and Pre-K

 Past Children’s Programs Slideshows

Postponed until further notice.

Imagination Station (Grades K-5)

Imagination Station meets Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm and is held October 1, 2019 until mid-May.

Postponed until further notice.

Paws To Pages

LAST Thursday of each month  from 4:00-4:45 pm. Paws and Pages encourages children to become better readers by sharing a book with trained therapy dogs. This program is possible because of a generous volunteer and her canine helper.

Postponed until further notice.

Toddler Story HourToddler Reading

Tuesdays from 10:00 – 10:45 am.
Looking for a fun activity to do with your toddler? Come to toddler story hour and meet other parents, enjoy songs, movements, stories, and a craft with your toddler! This group is geared for toddlers and their caregivers age 18 months-35 months by September 1st. Caregivers must remain in the room with their toddler and pre-registration is required. Register by calling or visiting the library. Note: The first 15 toddlers and their caregivers to arrive will be allowed into class that day. If we are full, try again next week.

Pre-K Story Hour

Tuesdays from 11:00-12:00.

Sign up for Pre-K story hour and enjoy songs, movements, stories, and a craft! This group is geared for Pre-K children ages 3 years by September 1st. Caregivers must remain on the same floor as their child and pre-registration is required. Register by calling or visiting the library.  Note: The first 15 Pre-K children to arrive will be allowed into class that day. If we are full, try again next week. We’d love to have you attend!

Postponed until further notice.

Community Connections Wachusett CFCE

A grant program funded by the Department of Early Education and Care.

Parent/Child Playgroup

Mondays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am  

Parent-Child Playgroup is designed to expose youngsters to activities and social behaviors that develop early literacy skills and strengthen language development, all while playing with other children that range in age from birth to 4.5 years! No program September 23rd.


Thursdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Each week is a different theme.

Music & Movementmusic preschool

Thursday (from 10:00 am – 10:45 am). Toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to attend this music & movement program, led by music educator, Deb Hudgens.

Icky Sticky

Toddlers and preschoolers, and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory buffet! Experiment with all sorts of messy fun!

Cozy Cornercozy corner

Toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to attend this hour long relaxing program, as you get to snuggle up and listen to a few stories then wiggle your way into a song and dance, shaking your sillies out in between each book shared!

Read, Build, Play

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Toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to attend this hour long creative program.  All activities relate to STEM: science, technology, engineering and math!  Come have fun and learn while creating!  Children expand their problem-solving skills, while developing social skills with kids their own age as they build!  Designing majestic block castles, intricate pipe systems, fairy-tale tree houses, magnetic robot towers, a busy train station, and LEGO fortresses!


Grammar Blast 

Answer 10 questions and earn up to 100 game points. To play just choose a quiz below. Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5.

Typing Club

Learn typing for free!

NASA Kids Club

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Age of Learning’s award winning online curriculum includes 5000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities for ages 2-7+.

question mark psychadelicDK FIND OUT  See, learn, and explore almost everything!

homeworkB. J. PINCHBECK’S HOMEWORK HELPER  contains more than 700 links which include homework-help, puzzle making, fun sites and more for students, parents, and teachers,  Created by the folks at Discovery Communications.

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FACT MONSTER HOMEWORK HELPER  contains information about, search tips, homework topics listed by subject area, improving study, speaking and listening, note-taking skills and improving writing techniques.

slimeNICK.COM  Check out Nickelodeon for kids music, games, web lab and more.

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contains coloring pages, make-your-own story and games, featuring big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster and friends!

laughterFUNOLOGY.COM  is filled with magic tricks, secret codes, wacky facts, games, recipes, art and science! 

IPAD! Available for use in Children’s Room! 

Discount Museum Passes

The Richard Sugden Library has reduced price passes to Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts State Parks (free parking) and Tower Hill Botanic Garden.


Child 2014The responsibility for the safety of children in the library rests with the parent/caregiver and not with the library personnel. Children 10 years of age or younger must be attended by a parent or adult caregiver while in the library. The parent or caregiver must be in the immediate vicinity of and in visual contact with the child.(See Librarian for the complete policy.)


Book with Door   There is an on-going Children’s Book Sale, in the Children’s Room.