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Imagination Library

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.

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:   

Register for the Imagination Library North Lincolnshire

You can also register: 

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.


Leave feedback on the imagination Library using the link below. 

Leave feedback on the Imagination Library

 Alternatively, you can call us on 01724 296652.

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.

Sign up to receive regular updates on literacy and reading information, news, and events from Words Count and Imagination Library.  

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Children get so much enjoyment from reading books. We have put together a page of ideas and activities relating to the books that you receive each month.

  • Join in the fun with Peter Rabbit [PDF, 247Kb] - activities for you to enjoy with your children at home. 
  • Bookstart - find out more about the Bookstart Bear Club. Free to join.
  • Words for Lifeis a great website and parents can get lots of ideas to get children and young people interested in Literacy and help them develop vital communication and Literacy skills from birth to eleven. The website is easy to use and is even split into sections according to age:        
    • birth to three years Your baby starts communicating from the day they are born. When you talk, listen and respond to them you are helping them develop.
    • three to five years If you can spare ten minutes a day to read with your child you can make a huge difference to their development. You don’t have to read a book, you could read a comic, magazine article or a story you have made up yourself.

Books of the month - December 2016 - groups 4 to 5 [JPG, 137Kb)
Books of the month - December 2016 - groups 1 to 3 [JPG, 134Kb]
Books of the month - November 2016 - groups 4 to 6 [JPG, 167Kb]
Books of the month - November 2016 - groups 1 to 3 [JPG, 167Kb]
Books of the month - October 2016 - groups 4 to 6 [JPG, 131Kb]
Books of the month - October 2016 - groups 1 to 3 [JPG, 146Kb]
Books of the month - September 2016 - groups 4 to 6 [PNG, 352Kb] 
Books of the month - September 2016  - groups 1 to 3 [PNG, 331Kb] 
Books of the month - August 2016 - groups 4 to 6 [PNG, 254Kb] 
Books of the month - August 2016 - groups 1 to 3  [PNG, 291Kb] 
Books of the month - July 2016 - groups 4 to 6  [PNG, 403Kb] 
Books of the month - July 2016 - groups 1 to 3 [PNG, 296Kb] 

Please contact us on earlyyears@northlincs.gov.uk if you want to give any feedback or need any information. 

Take a look at our Raising Attainment Family Literacy (RAFL) Case Studies below:

These are just some of the parents' comments we have received about the Imagination Library programme: 

  • "My daughter loves the books, they are age appropriate and just the right length. We have a special Imagination Library bookshelf".
  • "I spend much more time reading with my children. I don’t think I would have looked at books as much if we didn’t get them sent directly to us". 
  • "My son now talks lots more because of the books. He loves explaining what he sees".
  • "It's great that they come through the door with their name on. Makes it extra special".
  • "The programme provides a wider range of books than parents might have considered buying".
  • "We would read anyway but she can't wait to open the books when they arrive".
Imagination Library
Imagination Library - free books for children from birth to five years


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Contact details

01724 296652

Early Years' Team
Learning Development Centre
Enderby Road
DN17 2JL

Opening hours

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

Last updated: 06/02/2017
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