Reading Recommendations

Don’t know what to read next? Your Next Great Story 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

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

Remember the amazing artist Tina Turner with a book, movie, or CD from the library.
#TinaTurner #RIPTinaTurner #SCLRecs

Find a good book for the long weekend, and read about the sacrifices of those who serve.
#SCLrecs #MemorialDay #SCLRecs

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

The movie version of "Are You There God? It`s Me, Margaret." by Judy Blume is getting rave reviews. Get it and similar books for tweens at your favorite library location! #SCLRecs ...

For the first time ever, the Pulitzer board has given out two fiction prizes simultaneously, to Hernan Diaz’s “Trust” and Barbara Kingsolver’s “Demon Copperhead." Get these and other Pulitzer winners and nominees at your favorite library location! #SCLRecs ...

For those who love mysteries with punny titles and amateur sleuths, check out our new cozy mysteries at the library!

#SCLrecs #cozymysteries #springfieldma #newbooks #Libraries

It`s Earth Day! Grab a book from the library and read all about our amazing home planet! #EarthDay #SCLRecs ...

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! | 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