Adult Services

The library offers many types of programs for adults, from:
  • Book groups
  • Computer classes
  • Movie nights
  • And more
Check our online calendar often!

Summer Reading for Adults
SPL has lots of low-key, fun activities for adults to take part in the 2020 Summer Reading program. Read something you really enjoyed? Submit a brief review to the library and we’ll feature you on our GoodReads page, as well as enter you into our weekly raffle for a $20 Amazon gift card. Noticed a book with unique cover? Find an interesting, artistic way to recreate it, post it to your Instagram page, and tag the Shrewsbury Public Library’s Instagram page to get another entry to the weekly raffle. And finally, see how well you know your library's virtual services by taking part in our digital scavenger hunt. Search for clues across the library's website and social media pages to locate riddles, with the answer to each riddle leading to the next clue. Submit all the correct answers here to get one more entry into the weekly raffle.

Genealogy & Family History Resources

Interested in starting or continuing your own family history or genealogy? The Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 7 PM. Visit the genealogy resources page for some of the resources available at or through the Shrewsbury Public Library.

Library Book Groups

The Library offers two book groups.  The Eclectic Browsers Book Group is held the third Wednesday of the month at 10 AM.  The Shrewsbury Readers Book Group is held the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM.  Please check our online calendar for upcoming book group meetings. You can also call the library for more information. There is no need to register for the meetings, just show up and enjoy!

English for Non-Native Speakers

The Shrewsbury Public Library obtained a grant for English Conversation Circles from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. We are happy to offer 5 sessions a week, for English language learners to practice speaking English in an informal environment. There are both beginner and intermediate classes available. The up-to-date schedule is posted on our online calendar. For more information, contact the Assistant Director, Michael Zeller, at 508-841-8531 or

Memory Café

A memory cafe is a forum for people with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia AND their caregivers to come together for an afternoon of socialization. The café meets on the first and third Friday of the month from 2-4 PM. Recreational activities such as musical performances, an art and craft activity or a visit with a therapy dog and its handler are scheduled during the café meetings. This is a drop-in program. For more information, contact the Assistant Director, Michael Zeller, at 508-841-8531 or

This program is funded by a grant from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.

Multicultural Events

The library hosts regular multicultural events. For more information, check our online calendar or contact the Assistant Director, Michael Zeller, at 508-841-8531 or

Notary Public

Due to restrictions necessitated by the Coronavirus Pandemic, the library is not able to offer Notary Public services at this time. Please contact the Town Clerk's Office at: 508-841-8507 to schedule an appointment for Notary services.