The Public in the Library is a snapshot of the people who use the M.N. Spear Memorial Library during this moment in time, 2022. The photos will be on display in the library and eventually, they will be on exhibit in the new Shutesbury Library, bringing a piece of the old to the new.

This project was supported by the Shutesbury Cultural Council and the photos were taken by Shutesbury photographer, Jamie Malcolm Brown.

Click here  to see more photos.


How to contact the Library

If you want to request a pickup (for people in households that have Covid), place a hold, renew your library card, or ask a general question, call 259-1213 during our regular open hours or email us at our new address,  

Holiday Closings

March 31st (Easter)

April 15th (Patriots' Day)

Books, Audiobooks, Magazines, DVDs and More

Didn’t find what you were looking for in        CW MARS?

Try the Commonwealth Catalog, a statewide resource beyond our local resources. Requests will be delivered for pickup here in Shutesbury.

Digital Resources

Thousands of free digital books, audiobooks and magazines through Overdrive.

Stream popular, independent, and documentary films on kanopy. Free with your Shutesbury library card.

Digital streaming of movies and TV shows, eBooks, Audiobooks, and music on Hoopla. Four free borrows a month with your Shutesbury library card.

Art and Craft Classes for Adults and Teens

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 

Dear friends and neighbors, 

We are thrilled to report that Library Giving Day 2024 was a great success!  149 magnanimous donors gave $47,258.  We have now surpassed –by $17,258—our goal of raising $550,00 for the new Shutesbury Public Library!

Thanks to our community’s sustained commitment to this project and the generosity of our supporters, some long-term and some brand-new, we will have the library of our dreams.

Did you miss it?  Don’t feel left out—it’s not too late!  Click here to add your contribution.

With heartfelt gratitude,

The Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library

Tales & Tunes does not meet during school vacations. 

Roadtown Reads

The Roadtown Reads Book Club meets monthly from 

September through May.

More info on the Roadtown Reads Book Club page!

Newcomers are welcome!

Email to be added to the Google Group.

Books are available at the Library.

Science Fiction

Usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month.Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 17th, 7:30 pm on Zoom.
For April, we are reading The Great Transition by Nick Fuller Googins Email to join the list!  Books are available at the library.Newcomers are welcome! 

Fun for Kids!

An innovative early learning product for students in grade levels kindergarten through second grade 

Pebble Go Animals & Biographies is specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas. 

Inclement Weather?

If possible, announcements about weather related closures will be posted on the Library's Facebook page, If situations allow, closure information will also be posted on this website.

Free Fun Stuff for Kids!

Fun ~ Free ~ Online resources for families!


State Representative Aaron Saunders Monthly Office Hours

State Representative Aaron Saunders and/or his Legislative Aide, Madeline Sinsley, will be hosting office hours at Town Hall on Monday, May 13th from 10:30 - 11:30 am.

Plan to visit with them at Town Hall every month on the second Monday of the month.