Your library needs friends! Be a friend!

Friends offer support to the library by…
  • Fundraising
  • Sponsorship
  • Advocacy

Yes, I would like to help!

  • Provide food for bake sales
  • Volunteer at events
  • Manage book sales
  • Donate bottles and cans
  • Fundraising
  • Become a Board Member
  • Share your special skills

Who are The Friends?

  • We are townspeople who care about our library.
  • We are interested in promoting our library by improving its services,
  • resources, and its role in the community.
  • We foster greater use of our library and its services.

Friends Make a Difference!

Library Usage

  • Last year Shutesbury Library users borrowed 27,947 items from the M.N. Spear Memorial Library.
  • With assistance from the Friends, the Library offered 109 programs, with something for
    everyone.
  • The library maintains a collection of more than 12,000 items including books,
    audiobooks, and DVDs.
  • Membership in the Massachusetts Library System enables Shutesbury residents to
    access online databases with thousands of articles, videos, and other media.
  • Visit our website and click on the Reference Desk tab.
  • Our CW/MARS membership provides access to the much larger collections of more than 150 member libraries in Central and Western Massachusetts and access to a digital collection of e-books, audiobooks and videos.


Thanks to all who have donated to the New Shutesbury Library!


Library Hours

Monday and Wednesday 11-1 and 3-7:30, Tuesday and Thursday 3-7:30
Friday closed, Saturday 10-1, Sunday 3-6