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First Lady Encourages Reading

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The first lady of North Dakota was in Minot today.

Betsy Dalrymple along with other guest readers made an appearance at the Minot Public Library to promote National Reading Day.

Children from ABC Childcare and Headstart were in attendance to have some of their favorite books read to them.

National Reading Day is an annual event designed to get kids excited about reading, build literacy skills, and create a foundation for lifelong learning.

Mrs. Dalrymple encourages parents to become active in reading to their children.

(Betsy Dalrymple, First Lady of North Dakota) "I think it's one of the most important things parents can do and the research is there to support that. Kids who are exposed to book are better readers as they get older. That's why the Dolly Parton Imagination Library that the United Way in Minot has started is a terrific program to get books into children ages zero to five."

The first lady read "Goodnight Gorilla" a story she likes to to her grandchildren and said she loved to read Nancy Drew books when she was a child.

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