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

Wednesday, June 19th

Juneteenth Independence 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.

Shutesbury residents may borrow and use the library's kayaks!

Click here for more info! 

Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library

Community FUNdraising Events Coming Soon!

Knotweed: Let's Stop It in Its Tracks

Tuesday, June 25, 5:30 pm, at Town Hall

Knotweed is invading and without our effort, it can take over a beautiful natural area and become a monoculture–no native plants, insects, animals, or fish. It can cause stream banks to collapse affecting water quality. It can invade septic systems and cracks in foundations, bridges, culverts, and roads.

Join us for a hands-on workshop. Learn to identify this invasive plant, map it, and use early detection to stop its spread!

Download the iNaturalist app on your phone and bring it to the workshop. We will be using the app for mapping.

If you have questions, please contact Pam at 413-992-7668 or

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, July 8th  from 1 -2 pm.

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

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, June 5th, 7:30 pm on Zoom.
For July, we are reading The Road to Roswell by Connie Willis
 Email to join the list!  Books are available at the library.Newcomers are welcome! 

Fitness Classes! 

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 Recreation Committee and the Council on Aging. In 2024, the strength training classes are also supported by a grant from the New Salem Academy. 

Email to register.

Strength Training: The Anti-Aging Solution

taught by Dr. Kathy Sward

Tuesdays, 9 am, on Zoom

 Gentle Yoga with Jeannette

Wednesdays, 9 am on Zoom

Therapeutic Yoga with Dr. Kathy Sward

Thursdays, 9 am on Zoom

Strength Training with Jay

Saturdays, 8:00 am on Zoom

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!