Among the many education programs in the latest state budget is the “Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library.”
The literacy program mails children under five free books was originally started by country singer Dolly Parton.
The $5million dollars will go into a matching fund for all the Imagination Libraries across the state. doubling the money for the current 54 Ohio affiliates of the program.
The goal of the Imagination Libraries is to foster an early love for reading and prepare children for kindergarten.