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First Lady Speaks to Community Leaders on Early Literacy Program

October 15, 2013

School leaders and representatives of local nonprofit groups stand for a picture after hearing a presentation about an early literacy program from North Dakota First Lady Betsy Dalrymple Monday morning.

School leaders and representatives of local nonprofit groups heard a presentation about an early literacy program from North Dakota First Lady Betsy Dalrymple Monday morning.
Dalrymple told the audience that met in the Washington Elementary School library that morning about a program called Dolly Parton Imagination Library that gives free books to children from birth to age 5 in an effort to get them reading before they start school.
It works by having a local nonprofit entity pay the cost of the books and their mailing, which can be done through fundraisers. The average cost for each child is $25 per year.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

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