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.

2021 Bonus Featured Author - Oge Mora

  • Oge Mora Oge Mora is a collage artist and storyteller. Her picture book, Thank You, Omu!, was a Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner, and Ezra Jack Keats Book Award recipient. Her second book, Saturday won the 2020 Boston Globe—Horn Book Picture Book Award. Oge’s artwork has been applauded by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe. She also recently made the Forbes 30 Under 30 2021 list in Arts & Style.

    Oge grew up in Columbus, Ohio but resides in Providence, RI. She is a fan of all things colorful, patterned, or collaged, and enjoys creating warm stories that celebrate people coming together. >>

    Author Events on April 21st

    Ask Oge a question! Submit your questions to us by April 12th via email:

Books by Oge Mora

  • Saturday, by Oge Mora  Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora  The Oldest Student by Oge Mora

Teen Writing & Cover Art Contest

  • Part of the Lacey Loves to Read celebration is a teen writing & cover art contest. Sponsored by: Timberland Regional Library, NTPS, City of Lacey, and many community partners.

    The deadline for this year's contest has passed, but check out winners past on Lacey Timberline's website! >>