Imagination Library

Free books for children from birth to five years

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books. It begins with the children’s classic ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ by Beatrix Potter. 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.

Watch the story of the Imagination Library in North Lincolnshire.

Who is eligible?

The programme has now been launched across the whole of North Lincolnshire. All children from birth to five years who live in North Lincolnshire are eligible to register.

Where can I register?

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

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

What do I need to do?

You need to live in North Lincolnshire. Parents or guardians need to complete and submit an official registration form. Books will be sent to the address on the registration form.

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

When will I receive the 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.

Imagination Library feedback

Your feedback is important to us and helps influence the selection of future books. Please leave your feedback by clicking on the link below, alternatively you can call us on 01724 296652.

Peekaboo Moo

Peekaboo Moo! is a lovely first lift-the-flap book for babies and young toddlers. Turn each page to find a farmyard animal hidden under a flap. Read the funny, rhyming text and try to guess which animal is hidden! There is a mirror on the last page, so baby can have the excitement of finding themselves in the picture! The classic game of peekaboo is brought to life in this gorgeous book.

 

Mister Magnolia

Mr Magnolia has only one boot. He has an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot – and two lovely sisters who play on the flute, but Mr Magnolia has only one boot.

In this wittily rhyming picture book, Mr Magnolia has a full and happy life except for one serious omission – a boot. But one day, he receives a mysterious parcel, and at last Mr Magnolia can splash in the puddles with everyone else!

  • For lots more ideas, activities and resources to help you and your child enjoy sharing Mister Magnolia together visit Lovemybooks.
  • This fun memory game will help your child communicate and solve problems.
  • Mister Magnolia [PDF, 893Kb] ideas sheet.

 

Just Imagine

Just imagine what it would be like to be as small as a mouse; or as big as a house. Imagine exploring the depths of the ocean, travelling into the past or the future – or something even stranger…

This wonderfully inventive and interactive book allows a child to tell their own story, combining new elements each time. And with intricately detailed illustrations for parents and children to pour over together, this really is a book to share time and time again.

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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, including 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.

earlyyears@northlincs.gov.uk
01724 296652

Imagination Library
Scunthorpe Central
Business Integration Administration (3rd Floor)
Carlton Street
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6TX

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 4.30pm