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. 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

  • Dan GemeinhartA 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

  • Cover for Some Kind Courage Dan GemeinhartCover of the book The Honest Truth by Dan GemeinhartCover of the book Scar Island Dan GemeinhartCover of the book Good Dog by Dan GemeinhartCover of the book The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan GemeinhartCover of the Midnight Children by Dan Gemeinhart

Teen Writing & Art Contest!

  • Teen Writing and Art ContestShare 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!

Bookmark Contest!

  • Bookmark exampleDesign a bookmark! All NTPS grades are invited to participate (including community & homeschool entries). Prizes and more for the winners!

    See 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!

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