Cozy Up! & Winter Reads

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Welcome to Cozy Up! and Winter Reads 2023

Winter is here with its endless days of cold, snow, ice and wind, but we've got just what you need to make it through to spring. Pick up your combined Cozy Up! and Winter Reads packet at your local library and reap the rewards of staying active in mind and body all winter! Packets available for pick up now, but supplies are limited. Stop by and get yours today!

Cozy Up!

Cozy Up! offers puzzles, games, and other activities that you can do in the comfort of your own home, along with a creative art project and writing exercise.

Winter Reads

Winter Reads challenges you to read at least 10 books in the months of January and February.  Each book read or listened to entitles you to an entry for two prize drawings - one in February and one in March. The more you read, the better your chances of winning!  You can also participate online using Beanstack. If you write book reviews, you can also win virtual badges for your efforts, and your reviews will be shared with other online Winter Reads participants. You can also read reviews submitted by other Scott County readers! 


If you are homebound or unable to pick up your packet at the library due to a physical limitation, please use our online Cozy Up 2023 Homebound Adult Winter Packet Request Form to request a packet to be mailed to you. 


If you don't want to go to the library to pick up your packet, you can print it here!

Video Links

Need some help with your Make-It project? Check out these videos:

Would you like to hear how to pronounce the Spanish phrases in your packet? Here's a video with a native Spanish speaker:

Looking for your next great read? 

You’ve come to the right place! We have several resources to connect you with new authors and books, and we can recommend read-alikes, authors, and more. Check our New & Recommended page, our adult newsletter and Staff Favorite Reads of 2022 list (PDF) for staff recommendations. 

Think you missed a good book this year?  Take a look at what reviewers think were the "Best Books" of 2022: New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Goodreads, Kirkus Reviews.