New Books at Forbes (Wowbrary)
List of the most recent additions to our collections. You can see a list of titles selected from our entire collection, or view lists restricted to just a particular topic or format (such as DVDs, CDs).
Digital Books & Media
Find eBooks, audiobooks, streaming music, movies, and more
Book Discussions at Forbes
The library hosts monthly book discussions on a variety of subject from mystery to science fiction
NovelistPlus (login with your library card number)
Use your Forbes library card to access this reader’s advisory service: contains lists, reviews, feature articles, and more. Search by authors, plot lines, series, reading level, etc. NovelistPlus has large database of non-fiction titles searchable by subject, genre, tone, writing style, audience, and other criteria.
Booklist Reader
The latest reviews, Library Reads picks, and more from the American Library Association
Staff Picks
Reviews of books, audiobooks, movies, and music by Forbes Library staff
Local Authors
Many excellent authors have called the Pioneer Valley home
Susan Howard Case Poetry Corner
Local poets for in-library reading
Your Next Great Read
We can make you a personalized reading list. Just fill out our form to tell us a little about your reading preferences.
NextReads Newsletters
Get free reading recommendations delivered to your email every month—you are a click away from your Next Read!Each month you’ll receive a list of books on the subjects you choose, from Armchair Travel to Tween Reads, and everything in between. Best of all, they are linked to our catalog, so you can just click and reserve.
Book Lists 
Resources compiled by library staff including read-alikes, lists of award winners, and more
Music & Movies
Forbes Film Club, CD & DVD staff picks, instruments to borrow, and more
Can’t Find the Item You Want?
Request items from other libraries to be held for you at Forbes
If no other CW MARS library has it, make a purchase request
Other Northampton & Massachusetts Libraries
Resources you can use, for borrowing or research.
Neighborhood Free Book Boxes
In collaboration with Lilly Library, beautifully refurbished newspaper boxes will provide children, teens and adults access to free books in their neighborhoods.