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.
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.
Fran’s Favorites: Gem City Market and pesto
Last week I finally got to go visit the new Gem City Market located on Salem Avenue on the west side of Dayton.
Fran’s Favorites: Imagination Library books and peaches
I’ve had an amazing time these past couple of weeks traveling around Ohio and talking about the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library — our partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination library to sign up kids ages birth to 5 years old for free books, every single month, delivered in the mail.
Fran’s Favorites: Fish Ohio — Lake Erie
Fish Ohio Day promotes the wonderful jewel that is Lake Erie. The lake is not only such a great resource, but also is so important for commerce and tourism in our state.
Fran’s Favorites: Christening gowns and cherry crisp
It’s been a busy, busy week at the Governor’s Residence but it is so good to have life back to normal.
Fran’s Favorites: Fish Ohio — inland lakes
It is just wonderful enjoying the outdoors with our families. Ohioans are doing it this summer more than they ever have before.
First Lady Fran DeWine Unveils Storybook Trail at Burr Oak State Park
This morning, Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Mary Mertz were among the first to walk along Ohio's newest Storybook Trail at Burr Oak State Park in Morgan County.
New Storybook Trails Unveiled in Montgomery and Lorain Counties
First Lady Fran DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Mary Mertz visited Montgomery County and Lorain County today to unveil two new Storybook Trails that teach children about the importance of literacy, a healthy lifestyle, and connecting with nature.