Lacey Loves to Read (LLTR) is a community reading initiative designed to encourage youth in our area to become lifelong readers and learners. Activities include a district-wide bookmark creation contest, school assemblies, an interactive activity promoting literacy at local businesses, and more. The initiative culminates in a notable children's author visit in February of each year, where the featured guest shares insights on writing and reading and foster a culture of reading in our community.
One element of Lacey Loves to Read is the Teen Writing & Art Contest. Each year since 2014, the Lacey Loves to Read organizing committee invites local middle and high school-aged youth to submit their creative works. Winners of the contest are invited to a VIP reception with that year's LLTR author, and winning works are collected in a book available both online and in the Lacey Timberland Library Teen Area.
Lacey Loves to Read is an annual reading initiative in Lacey, Washington. Local teens submit creative works for the Teen Writing & Art Contest as a part of Lacey Loves to Read.
The Library also carries photo books commemorating several years of Lacey Loves to Read:
Lacey Loves to Read 2016
More information about Lacey Loves to Read can be found at https://www.nthurston.k12.wa.us/laceylovestoread