Facebook13Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Lacey Timberland Library Lacey Loves to Read (LL2R) is a community literacy program jointly sponsored by the City of Lacey, Lacey South Sound Chamber, North Thurston Public Schools, and the Lacey Timberland Library. The annual celebration of books, writing and writers focuses on the work of a single author. This year, that author was Kwame Alexander.A prominent feature of the annual program is the library’s “Teen Short Story Contest.” Here are the names of this year’s winners:Short Story1st place – Emma Wells, North Thurston High School 11th grade2nd place – Aubrey Smith, Timberline High School 10th grade3rd place – Nicholas McClelland, Aspire Middle School 6th gradeHonorable Mention – Liyana Alam, Aspire Middle School 6th gradeHonorable Mention – Steven Jordan, North Thurston High School 12th gradePoetry1st place – Claire Hill, North Thurston High School 12th grade2nd place – Kayli Robles, Timberline High School 10th grade3rd place – Amber Granger, North Thurston High School 12th gradeHonorable Mention – Monique Otter-Johnson, Timberline High School 10th gradeHonorable Mention – Micah Oldright, Timberline High School 10th gradeThe winners received a LL2R prize pack, book bag, and their works were published in the 2016 LL2R Teen Writing Contest collection ebook, which is available for download at www.trl.org. (Select Locations / Thurston County / Lacey – click on “Lacey Loves to Read” 2016.) Honorable mention winners received a Lacey Loves to Read prize pack and book bag.