Lacey Loves to Read!

  • FREE family events! Meet the Author Reception! Dates are below!Lacey Loves to Read is a community reading initiative designed to generate the discussion and celebration of a notable author. It includes a bookmark creation contest held district-wide with prizes, short story writing events and more. Each year, a notable children's author visits to share insights with participants on writing and reading.
    North Thurston Public Schools, Lacey Timberland Regional Library, City of Lacey and Lacey South Sound Chamber are proud to bring you this free, award-winning community literacy program.

FREE Events in February & March!

  • Teen Open Mic Night (FREE)

    February 22, 6-8pm Canceled due to weather
    March 13, 6-8pm
    Gabi's Olympic Cards & Comics (4230 Pacific Ave SE)
    • NTPS students share original works inspired by Kate DiCamillo's work.

    Meet the Author (FREE)

    March 1, 7-8:30pm
    Koval Center at North Thurston High School (600 Sleater-Kinney Rd NE)
    • Pre-show 6:45pm: Scene from the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane presented by the Olympia Family Theater.
    • Enjoy book sales and signings!

Ride Free to Lacey Loves to Read Events!

  • Intercity Transit Logo Families attending these Lacey Loves to Read events receive a FREE courtesy ride on February 20th and March 1st. Get on an Intercity Transit bus and say the phrase "Lacey Loves to Read" so you can ride to and from these events FOR FREE!

    Below are trip plans starting from the Lacey Transit Center. Families can contact Customer Service at (360) 786-1881 to get their own customized trip plan from their personalized location!


    March 1, 2018

    Event Three—Meet the Author from 7- 8:30pm
    • Leave: Lacey Transit Center on 62A OB at 6:38pm
    • Arrive: North Thurston HS at 6:54pm
    • Leave: North Thurston HS at 62A IB at 8:14pm
    • Arrive: Lacey Transit Center at 8:18pm

2017-18 Featured Author: Kate DiCamillo!

  • Kate DiCamillo Our 2018 Lacey Loves to Read Author is Kate DiCamillo! She will be in Lacey on March 1, 2018. There will be two student assemblies (check with your teacher-librarian for details) and an evening Community Event at 7pm.

    Kate DiCamillo is the author of many books for young readers. Her books have been awarded the Newbery Medal (The Tale of Despereaux, 2004); the Newbery Honor (Because of Winn-Dixie, 2001), the Boston Globe Horn Book Award (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, 2006), and the Theodor Geisel Medal and honor (Bink and Gollie, co-author Alison McGhee, 2011; Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, 2007). She is a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Emerita, appointed by the Library of Congress. A native of Florida, Kate now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Books by Kate DiCamillo

  • Because of Winn-Dixie  The Tale of Despereaux  The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane  La La La  The Tiger Rising
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