Lacey Loves to Read Community Author Reception for KAZU KIBUISHI @ River Ridge HS Thurs., 7p-8:30p

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    Thursday, February 21st

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    Get your book signed and hear award-winning, best-selling author & artist Kazu Kibuishi speak at this free community event. This event is part of Lacey Loves to Read 2019 and is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Lacey Timberland Library.

    Price: FREE

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    The public can meet Kazu Kibuishi at a free Community Author Receptionfrom 7-8:30 p.m., February 21 at River Ridge High School Auditorium, 350 River Ridge Dr. S.E. The event will kick off with an ‘Artist’s Alley’ featuring artwork from NTPS students, free books from the South Sound Reading Foundation, author book sales from Scholastic along with T-shirt and book bag sales. After the author presentation he will sign his books.  “The City of Lacey is excited to welcome Kazu Kibuishi” said Jeannette Sieler, Recreation Supervisor, Lacey Parks and Recreation and Lacey Loves to Read co-chair. “Families and book lovers have been coming to Lacey Loves to Read events for years – it’s free, fun and very unique!”  

    Other highlights of the program will include:


    • Lacey Loves to Read Bookmark winners will be recognized: Lacey City Council will recognize the 6 student bookmark grand prize winners whose work is published and distributed throughout the community. See their work and who they are at
    • Teen Graphic Novel Contest: Lacey Timberland Library sponsored a graphic novel contest for teens this year as part of the literacy month. The winners will be announced on Feb. 20 and published online. 
    • Read Around Lacey: This is the sixth year for this literacy adventure sponsored by the Lacey South Sound Chamber of Commerce. Students K-6 visit local businesses on a map and read something they wrote to the business owner/employees who talk to the students about the importance of reading in their own jobs. Students have to visit a minimum of 6 businesses Feb. 1-15 and can win prizes, including a new tablet. Maps are available through NTPS schools and the Lacey Timberland Library.  
    • Make Your Own Comics Workshop on Saturday, February 9, 2:00pm at the Lacey Library for kids grades 4th– 12thwith Cathy Camper

    For more information visit the “Lacey Loves to Read” webpage at For more information on Kazu Kibuishi visit 



    River Ridge High School
    350 River Ridge Drive SE

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