Local Leaders of Imagination Library Take Part in Statewide Workshop

Leaders from the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Hardin County met last week with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine about efforts to expand the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library (OGIL) Program statewide. 

 

Penny Dirmeyer and Annetta Holmes, from Imagination Library of Hardin County, an affiliate of the OGIL Program, also took part in a statewide workshop.

 

The OGIL Program, funded by the Ohio legislature for two years, helps promote early childhood literacy in children from the time they are born until they turn 5 years old, by providing a new book to that child every month. 

 

The books are free to the child, with the state providing a dollar for dollar match with the local affiliate.