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Cozy Up to a Good Book, the winter reading program for public libraries and patrons of all ages.



Article on PLA's Project Outcome Surveys: A quick read for a basic understanding of the new project.

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SC's Winter Reading Program Overview

Thank you for your participation in providing quality, community based programs throughout the winter in public libraries. This site contains information that will help librarians and staff run winter reading programs in their communities successfully and efficiently by providing easy access to all resources here.

The South Carolina State Library has long supported summer reading programs as a way to promote the joy of reading for fun, connect communities, and to encourage lifelong library users. Now the SC State Library is proud to support the Winter Reading Program to encourage patrons of all ages to be library users and avid readers. 

Any South Carolina public library can run a Winter Reading Program. Participating libraries can:

  • Create and promote family literacy activities and/or reading programs for all ages any time between Halloween and Valentine's Day.
  • Collect data about the programs and report the findings to the SC State Library.
  • Share programs and ideas with other participants
  • Use an online data collection tool, READsquared, as appropriate.

The purpose of the Winter Reading Program is to improve family literacy; and increase library usage and reading by all ages.




 winter reading snowmanSnowman in StorymobileStorymobile TrainWinter Reading Train     Winter Reading SC Wren

Will Hillenbrand created the art for the SC Winter Reading Program: Cozy Up to a Good Book: Together We Read! 

Will Hillenbrand retains rights to the artwork. However, libraries participating in the Winter Reading programs may use the art, following these guidelines, to promote and market their Winter Reading programs. Art may not be manipulated. If you are interested in using the art for a fundraiser, you must contact Will Hillenbrand directly.

In order to use images, save them first and then follow the guidelines linked above.