Reader's Advisory Service
The Springfield City Library offers a wide range of Reader's Advisory Services, including online booklists and recommendations. For more information, call 263-6828, ext. 213 or visit your local library branch library.
Book & Craft Groups
Book groups are a great way to learn about new books and authors that you might enjoy. The Library hosts a number of monthly groups that discuss a pre-selected book, or share recent good reads. The world awaits you at groups meeting at the Central Library, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Forest Park, Pine Point, and Sixteen Acres Branches. Visit the Book Discussion Group page to find the best group for you!
Author events are another way to expand your reading horizons. The library hosts author events at branches throughout the system. Most events include author readings and lecture, as well as signings. Events may be either stand-alone visits or part of a thematic series. Check out the online calendar and/or the adult programs page for upcoming events.
The library supports local authors from Western Massachusetts with a bi-annual book fair, displays of their work, and more. Visit our Local Authors page for more information.
Online book lists
From "Hard Boiled Crime Fiction" to
"Classic Noir Films" we have
booklists to pique your interest!
Additional booklists are available online!
Check out our new fiction on order with our monthly list and place holds on upcoming titles.
Visit us in the Fiction department at the Central Library, conveniently located on the ground floor!
Free professional help to find you the perfect book!
Reserve high demand titles and check out the newest novels.
Pick up a booklist and find some new favorites.
Browse our displays of seasonal and popular books.
Consult a helpful reader's advisory reference book.
Our selection ranges from What Mystery Do I Read
Next? to Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers.
Browse our extensive sections of genre fiction -
great for romance, science fiction and fantasy,
mystery, westerns, and horror buffs.
Books on tape, books on CD, and large-type books are available too!