Lacey Loves to Read!
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. A notable children's author visits each year to share insights with participants on writing and reading.
2023 guest author: Dan Gemeinhart
Special Meet-the-Author Community Event: February 9, 2023, 6:30 pm
2023 Featured Author: Dan Gemeinhart
A 2020 ILA Teachers’ Choice, 2019 Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal Winner, Winner of the 2019 CYBILS Award for Middle Grade Fiction, and an Amazon Top 20 Children's Book of 2019.
From his website: Dan Gemeinhart lives in a small town smack dab in the middle of Washington state with his wife and three young daughters. He was lucky and grateful to be a teacher-librarian in an elementary school for thirteen years, where he got to share awesome books with awesome kids. He loves camping, cooking, and traveling. He also plays guitar (badly) and reads (constantly). His house is always a mess. He is really pretty darn happy.
Books by Dan Gemeinhart
Teen Writing & Art Contest!
Share your creativity! For grades 6-12, submit your short story, poem, or art. Prizes and more for the winners!
The deadline for entries has passed. Stay tuned for information on the winners!
Read Around Lacey!
As part of the Lacey Loves to Read celebration, Read Around Lacey is an exciting way to get to know your local businesses. Students in grades K-5 use a map to visit participating businesses, show off their reading skills, and turn in their maps to win prizes!