Photograph of Riddings Library
Permanent book amnesty as library fines are abolished

Libraries across North Lincolnshire have swung open their doors and announced all library fines have been abolished, permanently. Library members…

12 July 2023
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Ready, Set, Read: The challenge is on

The Summer Reading Challenge is back! This year’s challenge kicks off with a fantastic free day of open air sports…

7 July 2023
Andrew Percy MP pictured with council leader, Rob Waltham at an Imagination Library celebration event
800,000 books and counting: the incredible success story of North Lincolnshire’s Imagination Library

The phenomenal success of North Lincolnshire’s Imagination Library is being celebrated on the eve of the book gifting scheme’s 10th…

16 November 2022
Meet Author - Sarah Hagger-Holt
Meet the inspirational LGBTQ+ author Sarah Hagger-Holt

Author Sarah Hagger-Holt has helped to take books with LGBTQ+ characters from prejudice to Pride and she will be visiting…

20 August 2021
Photograph of Tom Palmer at the Scunthorpe United Reading Stars launch event
Football inspires hundreds more children to discover the joy of reading

Young people from five North Lincolnshire primary schools are being helped to discover the joy of reading, thanks to the…

4 May 2021
Mum and young son looking at picture of Dolly Parton
Parents praise ‘fantastic’ Imagination Library

Parents have responded in their hundreds to praise North Lincolnshire Council’s Imagination Library, which sends a book every month to…

11 December 2020
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Sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Children and young people are being encouraged to join the Silly Squad and take part in the Summer Reading Challenge…

19 June 2020
Front cover of a children's book called 'A place called home'
Council works with local author to share more than 400 free books

North Lincolnshire Council has supported local children’s writer Addy Farmer to share more than 400 free copies of her book…

7 May 2020
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Huge demand for reading met by online library services

A huge increase in the use of online services has meant more people have enjoyed popular books, newspapers and magazines,…

6 May 2020
Katherine Wilson-Dobbs reveals her Little Library design at Luddington and Garthorpe Primary School
Little Libraries open in North Lincolnshire to provide free books for children

North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust has launched exciting and innovative ‘Little Libraries’ to provide children with access to free books.…

31 October 2019
Firefighter and child spraying water from hose
Two years of firefighter reading scheme

North Lincolnshire Council has celebrated more than two years of the Words Count firefighter reading scheme with schools across the…

9 May 2019
Keith Gray and pupil in front of book tour banner
Award-winning author inspires children in North Lincolnshire

Pupils from Outwood Academy Foxhills, St Hugh’s Communication and Interaction Specialist College and Winterton Community Academy were visited recently by…

13 November 2018