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.