Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

The Imagination Library

We are thrilled to promote and support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library with our families.

The project was launched in North Lincolnshire back in 2013 and we were delighted that Parkwood was a launch site.  Since then Parkwood children have been taking part in this scheme to develop early reading and love of books.

Both Mrs Mell and Miss Ellis are Imagination Library Lead Champions and work closely with the Local Authority on this scheme.

What is Imagination Library?

Imagination Library is a scheme that provides free books to children from birth until five years. It was established by Dolly Parton and is a 60 volume set of books. Beginning with the children’s classic 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' by Beatrix Potter.

It is a fantastic chance for young children to have their very own library of high, quality books. Books are delivered monthly directly to your child at your home.

Click here to read a letter from Dolly.

Who is eligible for Imagination Library ?

All children from birth to five years who live in North Lincolnshire are eligible to register. We promote Imagination Library in school and at Nursery home visits so that all of our families are benefitting from Imagination Library.

How To Register Your Child:

If you have already registered your child and are receiving books, you do not need to do anything further. Your child will carry on receiving books until they are five.

If you have not registered your child- it is not too late !

You can either :

  1. Complete the Dollywood registration form on this website and pass to Mrs Mell at school who will ensure it is forwarded to the local authority on your behalf. Click here for the registration form


  1. Register your child  online at

Top Tips For Parents:

At Parkwood we hold regular ‘Imagination Library Top Tips’ meetings for Foundation Stage parents. At these informal meetings we share ideas with parents so that families can gain full benefit of each book that they receive. Parents have a chance to ask questions about the books and we share ideas for extension activities that they can easily do with their child. Parents take home a packet of resources to support that month’s book at home.

Other ways to Help Your Child:

Imagination Library Top Tips for Book Sharing can be found here

For more information:

Visit Dolly’s website at

or visit the North Lincolnshire website at
or ask Mrs Mell or Miss Ellis at school.