‘Lacey Loves to Read’ partners pick winning bookmark art

Program’s 20th year


To encourage citizens to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of reading, Lacey proclaims the month of February as “Lacey Loves to Read” month.

During the meeting on January 19, the Lacey City Council approved the proclamation following the awarding of the bookmark contest winners chosen by the organising departments including the the Friends of the Lacey Timberland Library, Lacey South Sound Chamber of Commerce, Lacey Timberland Library, and North Thurston Public Schools.

The council believes the community-wide program “will support both students and community members in understanding the power of writing and literacy in their lives.”

The 20th year of the Lacey Loves to Read program will feature New York Times best-selling author Dan Germeinhart. He will speak at a “meet-the-author” event on February 9 at the James Koval Center for the Performing Arts at North Thurston High School.

Bookmark contest winners

The Lacey Parks Culture and Recreation Commission, the North Thurston School District, and the Lacey Timberland Library recognized the winners of the bookmark design contest.

From hundreds of students who joined the contest, there were 24 winners proclaimed, representing every school in the district as well as the private schools and homeschoolers.

From the 24 winners, 6 participants emerged as grand winners namely:

  • Abigail, Seven Oaks Elementary, 5th Grade
  • Christopher, Lydia Hawk Elementary, Kindergarten
  • Isabella, Faith Lutheran, 8th Grade
  • Owen, Pleasant Glade Elementary, 3rd Grade
  • Serena, North Thurston High, 12th Grade
  • Tiffany, Komachin Middle, 8th Grade

The grand winners received certificates, books, copies of their bookmarks, posters and bags. Their designs will be printed and distributed at local schools, sponsor locations, and the Lacey Timberland Regional Library.


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  • pbaron1902

    A great idea!.. Coongrats tol these studens and all the folks who encouraged them.

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