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We are so excited to announce that we will be partnering with the @masscenterforbook for the 2024 Reading Challenge! New year, new reading challenge!

There are a few differences this year:

-No sign-up form. Your January entry will sign you up!

-There will be a prize drawing each month! Two lucky readers who submit entries by the last day of the month will each win a book.

-Participants can now join the 2024 MA Reading Challenge Facebook group, where they can share their reading experiences and book recommendations with other readers.

-The 2024 Reading Challenge will operate on a NEW submission platform. Participants will be able to track their entries throughout the year by logging in. It will open for January submissions soon. mareadingchallenge.org

For more information, head to massbook.org/readingchallenge
And stay tuned to our social media posts for monthly recommendations!

#massbookreadingchallenge #readingchallenge #libraries #SCLrecs #springfieldma
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December`s reading challenge is to read a book published in 2023! This month we would like some recommendations from you! What was the best book you read that was published this year?

We are wrapping up the 2023 @masscenterforbook Reading Challenge, but stay tuned for the 2024 Reading Challenge!

#SCLrecs #readingchallenge #massbookreadingchallenge #bookrecs #springfieldma
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We see good books in your future! Get these and other librarian recommendations at your favorite library location! #SCLRecs ...

It`s back to school time in Springfield! Get stories about school at your favorite library location. #SCLRecs #BackToSchool ...

Take a look at some of the new and upcoming additions to the Springfield City Library`s paperback romance collection!

#SCLrecs #springfieldma #romancerecs #newromance 🥰
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A fan of the book (and/or the new movie) Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston? Check out these similar titles!
#SCLRecs #RedWhiteandRoyalBlue
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August is National Dog Month! Pick up books about dogs at your local library branch. #SCLRecs #NationalDogMonth #DogBooks ...

Happy National Book Lovers Day to our fellow book lovers!

#NationalBookLoversDay #SCLrecs #librarylove
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Want to learn more about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project? Check out these books we have at the library.

#SCLrecs #springfieldma #oppenheimer #bookrecs
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Calling all Barbies and Kens! If you still can`t stop thinking about the Barbie movie, check out these books.

#SCLrecs #barbie #bookrecs #springfieldma #libraries
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The @masscenterforbook Reading Challenge for August is to read a book in translation. Whether you`re looking for a graphic novel, memoir, or literary fiction novel, we have a recommendation for you! Not seeing something you`d like to read? Swing by one of our branches or email ask@springfieldlibrary.org and a librarian can help you find something up your alley.

What are you reading this month?

#SCLrecs #booksintranslation #bookrecs
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Beat the heat and stay cool this summer with these icy books!

#SCLrecs #springfieldmass #bookrecs
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Fan of Dark Fantasy novels? Check these out from your favorite library location! #SCLRecs #DarkFantasy ...

Check out these and more at your favorite library! #SCLRecs #PrideBooks #PrideReads ...

Carol Higgins Clark, who as a young woman retyped manuscripts by her mother, the famed mystery writer Mary Higgins Clark, before going on to become a best-selling suspense novelist herself, died on Monday in Los Angeles. She was 66. Ms. Higgins Clark wrote more than a dozen novels on her own, beginning with “Decked” in 1992, and several others with Christmas themes in collaboration with her mother, who died in 2020. [NY Times, June 16, 2023] #SCLRecs #CarolHigginsClark ...

This summer, get swept up into one of these great beach reads!

#SCLrecs #beachreads #romancereads #springfieldma
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In June, we celebrate Black Music Month. Get to the library to check these and other books, music, and more! #BlackMusicMonth #SCLRecs ...

Get these and more at your local library! #SCLRecs #PrideReads #PrideBooks ...

On June 19, 1865, nearly two years after President Abraham Lincoln emancipated enslaved Africans in America, Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas with news of freedom. More than 250,000 African Americans embraced freedom by executive decree in what became known as Juneteenth or Freedom Day. With the principles of self-determination, citizenship, and democracy magnifying their hopes and dreams, those Texans held fast to the promise of true liberty for all. [Source: NMAAHC] #Juneteenth #SCLRecs ...

Julia Elizabeth Garwood passed away June 8th at the age of 78. Garwood was an American writer of over twenty-seven romance novels in both the historical and suspense subgenres. She had at least 24 New York Times Bestsellers. #SCLRecs #JulieGarwood ...

Cormac McCarthy, the formidable and reclusive writer of Appalachia and the American Southwest, whose raggedly ornate early novels about misfits and grotesques gave way to the lush taciturnity of ``All the Pretty Horses`` and the apocalyptic minimalism of ``The Road,`` died on Tuesday at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 89. [NY Times, June 13, 2023] #SCLRecs #CormacMcCarthy ...

It`s Audiobook Month *and* Pride Month! Check out these recommendations for audio and e-audiobooks available at the Springfield City Library. #SCLRecs #AudiobookMonth #PrideBooks ...

Happy Pride! Read these nonfiction titles for adults, or ask your librarian for the perfect book for you!
#Pride #Pride2023 #PrideBooks #SCLRecs
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Remember the amazing artist Tina Turner with a book, movie, or CD from the library.
#TinaTurner #RIPTinaTurner #SCLRecs
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Find a good book for the long weekend, and read about the sacrifices of those who serve.
#SCLrecs #MemorialDay #SCLRecs
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Stop by the library to check out our new large-print books! If you are looking for a specific title, give us a call and we can put it on hold for you.

#SCLrecs #largeprintbooks #newbooks #library #SpringfieldMA
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Library News

Springfield Thunderbirds bring “Boomer’s Reading Club” back to Springfield City Library (WWLP)

Join Springfield Thunderbirds hockey players as they share some favorite books with you.

Springfield library to host Freedom Stories of the Pioneer Valley event (The Reminder)

Stories of Black men and women living in Springfield and the surrounding areas in the 1700s and 1800s will be shared during an upcoming event with Cliff McCarthy, an archivist from the Springfield Museums’ Library and Archives.

City Officials Meet to Discuss ongoing plans for Renovations and Expansion of East Springfield Library Branch

The Springfield City Library has submitted a grant application with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to expand and renovate the branch.