Lacey Loves to Read!

  • Lacey Loves to Read Logo 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.

2020 Grand Prize Bookmarks!

  • Congrats to the winners of the 2020 annual student art Bookmark Contest for Lacey Loves to Read!
    Grand Prize Winners: 
    • Kevin, Pleasant Glade, Kindergarten
    • Alaina, South Bay, 2nd Grade
    • Jennifer, Lakes, 5th Grade
    • Sierra, Komachin, 8th Grade
    • Josie, Northwest Christian, 9th Grade
    • Tommy, North Thurston, 12th Grade

    All winners will have their bookmarks printed and distributed at local schools, sponsor locations, and the Lacey Timberland Regional Library.

FREE Events!

Contests are on!

2019-20 Featured Author: Sharon M. Draper

  • Sharon M. Draper Join us in welcoming the Lacey Loves to Read featured author in 2020 Sharon M. Draper!

    She is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award, and New York Times best-selling author. She has been honored at the White House six times, and was chosen as one of only four authors in the country to speak at the Library of Congress's National Book Festival Gala in Washington, DC, and to represent the United States in Moscow at their Book Festival.

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Books by Sharon M. Draper

  • Cover of Sharon M. Draper's Blended  Cover of Sharon M. Draper's Copper Sun  Covers of the Hazelwood High Trilogy by Sharon M. Draper Cover of Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper Cover of Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper