As First Lady of Ohio, I am focused on helping children and families with programs that support early childhood literacy, promote child nutrition, and help maintain healthy families.
There is nothing more important than reading to our children. I read to all eight of mine and now read to my 24 grandkids. I am excited to promote the Governor’s Imagination Library, in partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, to help put books into the hands of Ohio kids no matter where they live.
I also love helping kids learn about preparing healthy and nutritious foods, while supporting local programs and organizations, like food banks, that do this important work. Cooking together is more than just making a meal – it’s a time to connect with each other, which brings us closer together.
First Lady Fran DeWine's projects intersect with her personal passions and help support children and families all over the State of Ohio.
First Lady DeWine Celebrates Over 300,000 Kids Enrolled in the Imagination Library
Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine celebrated over 300,000 kids enrolled in the program in the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library.
First Lady DeWine Visits Kettering Health’s Soin Medical Center and Thanks Staff
Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine visited Kettering Health Soin Medical Center and thanked staff who are helping caregivers enroll newborns in Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library.
First Lady DeWine Promotes the Imagination Library in Pickaway County and Fayette County
Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine visited Pickaway County and Fayette County today to highlight the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library.
First Lady DeWine Promotes the Imagination Library in Trumbull, Columbiana and Carroll Counties
Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine visited three counties in northeast Ohio to promote the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library. At each visit, she read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to a group of preschoolers, and thanked the Imagination Library affiliates for supporting and expanding the program.
First Lady DeWine Visits Van Buren Acres, Thanks Staff for Supporting the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library
Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine visited Van Buren Acres to thank staff for promoting the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library this fall.
Ohio First Lady DeWine Highlights the Imagination Library’s Newest Affiliate—Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine spoke with several Toledo media outlets to highlight the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library’s newest affiliate for Lucas County—the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.
Ohio First Lady DeWine Joins Columbus Metropolitan Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine participated in a ribbon cutting for Columbus Metropolitan Library’s newest branch in the Hilltop community.
Fran’s Favorites: Children’s book illustrations and bruschetta
Earlier this week I traveled to Findlay to promote Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library, and I got to visit the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay.