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November 28, 2023

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio are now partnering to encourage the 35,000 military families associated with the base to sign up to receive free children’s books. It’s one of the first Imagination Library partnerships with a military installation, according to a press release. “I appreciate Col. Christopher Meeker and his team for their work to make this base the gold standard for integrating @dollyslibrary into family conversations of military families with kids,” Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine wrote in an X post.

November 28, 2023

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