blue star families

START Family Reading Program with Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio in partnership with MidPointe Library

When: Mondays, October 18th - November 22nd,
from 4 - 5 PM ET Where: MidPointe Library 9363 Centre Pointe Dr. West Chester Township, OH 45069

Blue Star Families' START (Serving, Thriving, and Reading Together) program is a unique humanities-based and family-focused initiative with a mission to build community among military and civilian families. And it's coming to our community! Join us for six weeks of storytelling, reading, and discussion sessions led by volunteer storytellers and story lovers surrounding award-winning children's books. It doesn't cost you anything to join! Families with children ages 6 to 12 will enjoy discussing children’s stories on topics such as family, courage, and community.
The books needed to participate will be available for pick-up the week of October 11th. More details to come. Have questions? Please email We look forward to seeing you soon!

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