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Welcome to Our Reading Room!

Monday - Thursday: 11 am - 2 pm and Friday and Saturday: 1 pm - 4 pm

The Christian Science Reading Room has long been a beacon in the Springfield area. Its mission is to provide our community with a quiet atmosphere in which to listen, read, study, and pray about life from a spiritual perspective. The Christian Science Reading Room serves the public through many avenues:

  • It is a resource center for researching the Bible and the writings and life of the Discoverer, Founder, and Leader of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy. (Learn more at

  • A librarian is available to help you find study resources and answer questions, or, if preferred, leave you to do your own research.

  • You can listen to Mrs. Eddy’s seminal work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, or purchase it at our Reading Room. (Learn more at

  • A library with digitally archived and print versions of the Christian Science periodicals is available to the public. These periodicals – dedicated to spiritual growth –  provide fresh, inspiring articles and verified testimonies of healing on a variety of topics. They help readers explore how people are putting these ideas into practice in today’s world. Digital access to these periodicals also includes podcasts and blogs. (Learn more at

  • The current weekly Bible Lesson sermon is available for visitors to read or purchase in a variety of formats. (Learn more at

  • The Christian Science Monitor, an award-winning, international newspaper, is available to read or purchase. Its purpose is “to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.” (Learn more at

  • A sales area is stocked with items available for purchase to support your spiritual study and understanding of God. We also sell a variety of items focused on Bible stories. These are of special interest to children.

  • Literature boxes are available at the front of the building and offer 24/7 inspiration to the community free of charge.

  • Ample parking is available. 

On the third Sunday of each month, our Reading Room sponsors a

reading of the Sermon on the Mount. This event is held in our church at 11:35 am,

immediately following the Sunday service. All are welcome to join

us in-person or to request a Zoom link to attend remotely.

1950-A South Glenstone Ave, Springfield, Missouri 65804

We are located in the Plaza Shopping Center at the corner

of Glenstone and Cherokee, one block south of Sunshine.


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