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Imagination Library

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Register for free books for your under five, give feedback on the Imagination Library scheme, get tips and ideas for activities to do with the latest books.

Free books for children from birth to five years

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be delivered to your home and addressed to your child. Best of all it is a free gift! There is no cost or obligation to your family.

The programme is available across the whole of North Lincolnshire. All children from birth to five years who live in North Lincolnshire are eligible to register.

Watch the story of the Imagination Library in North Lincolnshire.

Register for the Imagination Library

You can register for the Imagination Library using our online form:

You can also register:

  • at your local children’s centre
  • at your local library
  • with your health visitor
  • at school
  • at early years providers

If you have more than one child, each child may participate.

You will receive your books eight to 10 weeks after your registration form has been received. Books will start to arrive at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move away from North Lincolnshire.

Moving address

If you move please let us know by completing the online form or contacting us on 01724 296652 so we can ensure your child will continue to receive books at their new address.

Imagination Library feedback

Your feedback is important to us and helps influence the selection of future books. Please tell us what you think by completing the feedback form below.

Group 1 – Born in 2020: Spot Goes to the Park

Join Spot as he takes his ball on an adventure to the park. Spot has lots of fun playing with his friends – and when he throws the ball too far, a new friend helps him get it back.

Please see relevant links for Spot Goes to the Park Idea sheet:

 

Group 2 – Born in 2019: Panda’s Pyjamas

Follow a boy as he and his teddy go on an imaginative journey, where poor Panda can’t go to bed as she needs some pyjamas. Can they help her so Panda can go to sleep?

An appealing book with a simple rhyming story, specially designed for sharing with children at bedtime as part of a soothing night-time routine.

Please see relevant links for Panda’s Pyjamas Idea sheet below:

 

Group 3 – Born in 2018: The Gingerbread Man

Follow the gingerbread man as he tries to escape all manner of hungry animals and people!
A perfect introduction to fairy tales – this book contains lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children.

Please see relevant links for The Gingerbread Man Idea sheet below:

 

Group 4 – Born in 2017: Mr Gumpy’s Outing

One day Mr Gumpy decides to take a trip along the river in his boat.

But the children, the rabbit, the cat, the pig and lots more friends decide to join him.

Everyone’s having a lovely time until the animals start kicking, bleating, hopping and flapping and the boat starts to rock. What will happen…?

Please see relevant links for Mr Gumpy’s Outing Idea sheet below:

 

Group 5 – Born in 2016: The Coat of Many Colours

‘And though we had no money I was rich as I could be, in my coat of many colours that mama made for me’.
Dolly Parton’s rural upbringing in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee provides the backdrop for this special picture book. Using lyrics from her classic song “Coat of Many Colours,” the book tells the story of a young girl in need of a warm winter coat.

Click on the links below/on the idea sheet to hear Dolly reading the story!

Please see relevant links for The Coat of Many Colours Idea sheet below:

 

Group 6 : Born in 2015 – We’re All Wonders

“We’re all Wonders“ is a book that explores kindness and shows us that everyone is different but everyone is a wonder!

This book is all about a boy called Auggie; he doesn’t look the same as everyone else. But it`s not just Auggie who`s different.

Everyone is different and everyone is a wonder if only they could see it.

Please see relevant links for We’re All Wonders Idea sheet below:

 

As part of a heart-warming new project between the North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust and the Health Tree Foundation, every baby on Scunthorpe hospital’s neonatal ward will be given literacy gift packs. This includes a copy of the award-winning book ‘Guess How Much I Love You’, as well as a ‘Singing Together’ CD and lots of information designed to support families in this crucial early stage of their babies development.

Please leave feedback on the neonatal book gifting scheme using the link below, or call us on 01724 296652.

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