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.
Thank You to Everyone Who is Donated and Snuggled Up & Stayed Home in 2023
Hannah Adams Ingram
Devin, Heather & Evie Clawson
Mary Joyce Donathen
Caleb & Rachel Drake
Mark & Pam Dobbs
Stephanie, Bradley & Owen Fox
Andrea & Ben Fisher
Ryan Ann Hoagland
Jen & Lulu Parke
Marti & Brad Schrock
Judi & Les Seel
Bob & Vicki Tonte
Joe and Rachel Tonte
Steve & Anne Young
Kirk and Cheryl Bixler
Dr. Lori Davidson & Jody Veldkamp
Amanda Cooper & John Abbott
TEAMS & TEAM CAPTAINS
Between the Covers / Captain: Linda Briggs
Book Club Babes / Co-Captains: Erin Cataldi & Elyssa Everling
Bunco Babes / Captain Marti Ramsey
Cooper's Next Chapter / Captain: Rachel Tonte
Couch Potato Pie Society (an Only Readers in the Building Production) / Captain: Craig McCall
Day Dreamers / Captain: Brandi Hall
Sheriff Longmire’s Bookshelves / Captain: Lisa Lintner
Team Alsop / Captain Sara Colburn- Alsop
Team Bibli / Captain: Bibli
Members: Micah, Ruby, Isabella, Tristan, Tinsley, Connor, Darwin, Elton
Team Vance – Captain: Jennifer Vance
Tequila Mockingbird / Captain: Kate Taylor
We Like Big Books and We Cannot Lie / Captains: Jen & Lulu Parker
Zeta Reads Book Club / Captain: Brenda Ferguson
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!
Potter's Pals: <$50
Alcott's Ambassadors: $50-$149
Shakespeare's Scholars: $150-$249
Austen's Angels: $250+