Lacey Loves to Read

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 Teen Writing & Art Contest Collections

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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.

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The Library also carries photo books commemorating several years of Lacey Loves to Read:

Lacey Loves to Read 2023: Dan Gemeinhart / Lacey Timberland Library

Lacey Loves to Read 2017

Lacey Loves to Read 2016

More information about Lacey Loves to Read can be found at