Dolly Parton imagination library

Encourage the gift of reading and discover more about the Imagination Library Wakefield.

The Imagination Library is a book gifting scheme for under 5's that delivers (by post) one high quality book each month, building up a home library of books.

Registration is open to babies aged 0 to their second birthday from Knottingley, Pontefract, Castleford Central, Ferry Fryston and Airedale.

The scheme supports babies and children to develop a love of reading, helping them to start fulfilling their potential and succeed throughout their lives.

What is the Imagination Library?

The Imagination Library was set up by Dolly Parton in 2007 to inspire a love of reading in the hearts of children everywhere.

All books in the Imagination Library are high quality and age appropriate, having been carefully selected by a panel of experts in early childhood literacy and reading. Books are sent free in the post every month – personally addressed to your child, until their fifth birthday.

Early reading with a child is a true one-on-one opportunity for children and the caregiver, whether that be a parent, carer, grandparent, sibling, family member or friend. Reading helps to promote bonding and communication, growing a child’s vocabulary, and teaching listening skills, all vital to their future academic success.

How do I register my child?

You can sign up, or check if your child is eligible, by:

Visit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library website to find out more information about the scheme.

Donate to the Imagination Library

With your support, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library can help bring books to more children in Wakefield.

Where your money goes

96p in every £1 donated goes directly towards books for more children in Wakefield.

Our book gifting scheme supporting families would not be possible without the generosity of our supporters, donors and corporate partners.


How your donation helps

  • £2.16 funds a book per month to a child
  • £26 funds books for a year to a child
  • £130 funds all the books on the scheme to a child

How to donate

You can donate in the following ways:

To see if you are eligible for the scheme please copy the link below to take you to the post code checker and commence registration.

Registration is open to babies aged 0 to their 2nd birthday from Knottingley, Pontefract, Castleford Central, Ferry Fryston and Airedale or call us on 01924 311400.

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