Adult Winter Reading 2021. January 2 - February 28.

If we know anything about winter in Spartanburg County, it's going to be long, and cold, and probably wet. So why not warm things up a little? Adult Winter Reading is here to break the monotony of the winter months! Join us from January 2nd to February 28th to take part in our winter reading program, just for adults.

How AWR works

Taking part in Adult Winter Reading is easy! Pick up an Adult Winter Reading card at your library, print one yourself, or request one be mailed to you through the form below. Read four books and review your favorite (we can't wait to see what you pick!) and return your card to your library. We'll hook you up with a great mug and some cocoa to stay warm until spring!

Ladies' Night In with Brit Bennett. February 4, 2021. 7pm. Author Photo. The Vanishing Half Cover Image

Special event:
Ladies' Night In with Brit Bennett

As part of Adult Winter Reading, SCPL is thrilled to virtually host bestselling author Brit Bennett on February 4th at 7pm. Bennett is the author of The Mothers, considered one of the great debuts of 2017, and most recently of The Vanishing Half, which was selected by Good Morning America, Vox, Buzzfeed, and the LA Times as a book club pick. Bennett's novels explore race in America and the importance of family and community in the face of hardship.

To celebrate Bennett's virtual visit, we're giving away a hundred copies of The Vanishing Half at all locations, starting December 28th! Supplies are limited, so check with your local branch to see if they have one available for you to take home and read before February 4th. We also have book club kits available for The Vanishing Half, so if your book club wants to discuss Bennet's latest novel, visit our Book Club Kits page to reserve a kit!

To sign up for a spot for Ladies' Night In, click on the link below, which will take you to Eventbrite. Eventbrite will send you a confirmation email to let you know you’re signed up.

We're also holding two book discussions for The Vanishing Half on January 5th and February 24th. Check out the event listings for more info about the meetings.

Other stuff

Check out our Events Calendar to see virtual programs for all ages, and take a look at the rest of our site for information about curbside pickup, book club kits, new PS5 and Xbox Series X games, and more!