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First Lady touts Books from Birth
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Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam was in town Thursday promoting the Governor’s Books from Birth Program in conjunction with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The two have partnered to provide books to all preschoolers in the state. After enrolling in the program, preschoolers will receive one age-appropriate book per month until age 5.While the partnership covers more than half the cost of the books and the mailing, local sponsors make the free books a reality.Haslam encouraged educators, business people and citizens present during a talk held at Magness Library to enroll as many children as possible and to donate to the organizations in order to reach more children who can benefit from the reading program.Warren County educators have the option to donate by authorizing a one-time deduction from their paycheck which will support the program for children in the county.“My husband is trying to recruit business to Tennessee and more jobs for our citizens.