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Submitted photo The pediatric staff at Perham Health participates in the 'Prescription for Reading' program.

'Prescription for Reading' offers free books for kids

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There's a program in the area that's getting free books into the hands of young children - and making reading part of their "Doctor's orders."


Prescription for Reading, an initiative of the Women's Leadership Council of United Way of Otter Tail County, provides books to five area clinics in Perham, New York Mills, Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids and Battle Lake.

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