Reading Recommendations

Don’t know what to read next? Personalized Picks is a service designed to connect you with suggested books (ebooks, audiobooks, and print), television shows, and movies based on your preferences. Just fill out a quick form and we will send you a customized list by mail, email, or you can pick it up in person at your local library.

Book lists

Librarians create curated lists on a theme and put them in our newsletter – you can click through to put items on hold directly in our catalog. You can get these sent directly to your email by subscribing to our email newsletter.


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Book Recommendations from Our Instagram

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!

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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!
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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

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

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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

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 and a librarian can help you find something up your alley.

What are you reading this month?

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Beat the heat and stay cool this summer with these icy books!

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

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Book Groups

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! | Adults

Eager Readers Book Club

Eager Readers Book Club

The book group for reading enthusiasts reads mostly contemporary novels, although occasionally historical fiction, adventures, and some non-fiction. | Sixteen Acres | Adults

413 Gourmet Club

413 Gourmet Club

A cooking class meets book club series for those who love to cook at home. Cook together – hands-on and in-person! | East Forest Park | Adults

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Romance Book Club – Online

Get your Happily Ever After fix from the Romance Book Club! | Online | Adults

Books & Brew Book Club

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion. | Adults

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group – Online

A traditional book discussion group where everyone reads and discusses the same book. Join us! | Online | Adults

What’s Cooking Cookbook Club – Online

Do you enjoy cooking, or would you like to improve your cooking skills? | Online | Adults

Any Book Club

Any Book Club (ABC)

Join our Any Book Club and share your recent reads. | East Forest Park | Adults