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4th Annual Snuggle Up with a Book Ball
Help the JCPL Foundation Bring Award-Winning Authors to Our Community

A word from 2023 Snuggle Up with a Book Ball chair Craig Johnson

“It’s Craig Johnson, and it’s my honor to invite you to join me in participating in the fourth annual Snuggle Up with a Book Ball. What could possibly be better than spending an evening snuggled up with a book… Okay, maybe one of mine, and supporting the Johnson County Public Library Foundation?”
Read Craig’s entire letter here.

Who knows what to expect from the weather in February. That is why the JCPL Foundation created the Snuggle Up with a Book Ball, the event you don’t attend. All you need to do is register, donate and ask others to not attend with you. Then on February 25, you just snuggle up with a book anywhere, anytime, with anyone, or no one.

Your donations help the JCPL Foundation bring New York Times bestselling authors to our community as part of our Authors at JCPL series.

New This Year: Two Ways to Not Attend

  • Donate any amount, stay at home, snuggle up and read. Just like always.

  • You have the option to be a team captain. Learn about Snuggle Up teams here.​​

The team and the individual that donates the highest amount win a private event with a future Authors at JCPL visiting author.

Win Prizes for Not Attending

Starting at noon on the day of the Snuggle Up with a Book Ball, we will award hourly door prizes to someone who is not attending. We will post the winners on the JCPL Foundation Facebook page.


Anytime and for as long as you wish to celebrate on Saturday, February 25, 2023.



Wherever you are—wrapped up in a quilt by a fireplace, on your sofa with your cat, in a coffee shop or anywhere your book leads you!



Grab a book (or several) and read! Support the Authors at JCPL series to continue to bring award-winning, New York Times best-selling authors to Johnson County by donating what you would have spent on a fancy gala! Share your love for JCPL on Facebook or Instagram, with the hashtag #JCPLSnuggleUp.


Black tie pajamas, evening gown pajamas, regency era costumes, sweats, t-shirts, jeans or whatever you are in the mood for.


Food & Drink

A proper mug of tea and shortbread, hot cocoa and buttered toast, Cabernet Sauvignon and extra sharp cheddar cheese, cappuccino and a glazed cake doughnut, or cherry Coke with hot Cheetos—anything goes!


Guests are Optional

While Snuggle Up with a Book Ball is a perfect activity for one, feel free to invite your loved ones, family, friends, children, your book club members, cats, and dogs, via Zoom, Facebook Live or any way you care to!

Donation Levels

  • Potter's Pal: <$50

  • Alcott's Ambassador: $50-$149

  • Shakespeare's Scholar: $150-$249

  • Austen's Angel: $250+

Thank You to Everyone Who is Donating and Snuggling Up in 2023


Gail Branigan-Good, Holly Kubancsek



Diane N. Black; Meg Butcher; Caleb & Rachel Drake; Barb Dunn; Elizabeth Dusold; Stephanie, Paula Fleener, Bradley & Owen Fox; Marti & Brad Schrock; Betsy Schmidt; Judy & Les Seel



​         Dianne Heid


Cindy Cook


Sheriff Longmire’s Bookshelves / Captain: Lisa Lintner 

Between the Covers / Captain: Linda Briggs

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