CLEVELAND — Ohio's First Lady Fran DeWine visited Northeast Ohio Thursday to promote Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
During her trip, DeWine stopped for a visit at WKYC Studios to sit down with 3News' Christi Paul.
Among other topics, DeWine and Paul discussed new important educational numbers that have been released.
New studies are showing that kids who receive books from the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program for at least three years are receiving higher kindergarten readiness scores.
The Imagination Library is preparing children for school, but also teaching them about connection, trust and creativity.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is "dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Republic of Ireland," according to the Imagination Library website.
In the state of Ohio, 49% of children under the age of five are enrolled in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program.
All children in Ohio under the age of five are eligible for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. Children receive one book in the mail until their fifth birthday.
Parents can enroll eligible children HERE.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on March 16, 2022.