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Shrewsbury Public Library

Following town guidelines, due to the spiking number of COVID cases in the community, library staff will be working in two teams on alternate weeks starting January 3, 2022. With fewer staff on hand, we have no option but to temporarily reduce the hours the library is open.



Updated Library Hours:


Monday - Thursday – 9 am – 5 pm


Friday – 10 am – 5 pm


Saturday – 9 am – 5 pm


Sunday – 1 pm – 5 pm


Starting Monday, January 10, 2022, the library is temporarily requesting that patrons limit their visits to the library to no more than 30 minutes at a time.  Group study rooms will not be usable during this time, but public PCs will still be available for 30 minute sessions.


We appreciate your understanding and patience during this challenging time.

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Sunday Sponsorship Update 6-8-2021


Thank you to our generous donors who provided a season of Sunday hours, October 4, 2020 through May 23, 2021.
Providing four Sundays:
  • Dr. B. Dale and Mrs. Melanie Magee
  • Olive I. and Anthony A. Borgatti Jr. Donor-Advised Fund of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation
Providing two Sundays:
  • Dean Park Grill & Pizza
Providing one Sunday each are:
  • The Bachini Family in memory of Ruth Seward
  • The Del Dotto grandchildren: Drea, Dylan, and Devin
  • Friends of the Library in memory of former library director Bonnie O’Brien
  • In loving memory of Buckie Somers
  • In memory of James A. Heedles
  • In memory of Marsha Williams
  • John P. Collins and Nancy Hughes in memory of Dr. John P. Collins
  • Kathleen and David Rocheleau
  • Maureen Fujimori in honor of Eileen Mooney Evans
  • Olivia, Peg and Don Harbert
  • Pam Osborn in memory of Harry Der Harootunian
  • Rotary Club of Shrewsbury
  • Selectman Beth Casavant
  • Shrewsbury Garden Club
  • Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Southgate at Shrewsbury
  • One anonymous donor
You can help reach a full season of Sundays (October 3, 2021 through May 23, 2022). The cost for sponsoring one Sunday is $800. If you send in your sponsorship before October 1, 2021, the cost would be $750. The form to become a Sunday sponsor may be found here.  Please contact the Library Director at (508) 841-8537 or email prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov if you wish to provide a sponsorship or need more information.