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

February 19th

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.

Bake Sale!

Election Day Bake Sale and Shutesbury Apparel Sale!

A benefit for the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library

Tuesday, March 5th, 7 am – 6 pm, at Town Hall.

Enjoy a delicious selection of homemade baked goods!

Browse our collection of Shutesbury Caps, T-shirts and Hoodies!

The Friends take cash and checks but cannot accept credit/debit cards during this sale.

We need your help to make this sale a success!

Donations of baked goods and volunteers are needed.

Please sign up here!

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help already!

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, March 11th from 10:30 - 11:30 am.

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

Tales & Tunes does not meet during school vacations. 

The Library is pleased to offer a variety of ongoing fitness classes for adults. These free classes are funded by the Library, the Friends of the Library, the Shutesbury Recreation Committee and the Council on Aging.

In 2024, we are pleased to announce that the Strength Training Classes are partially funded by a generous grant from the New Salem Academy. 


To register for one or more of these classes, please email

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, March 6th, 7:30 pm on Zoom.
For March, we are reading Starter Villian by John Scalzi.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. 

                  News from the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library

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.

COVID-19 Information

Shutesbury Board of Health

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Information from the U.S. public health agency - including steps to prevent illness,  advice for talking with children, and much more.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

Statewide updates – including cases, quarantines, and monitoring

Global Map of COVID-19 Cases - John Hopkins University

Free Fun Stuff for Kids!

Fun ~ Free ~ Online resources for families!