Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Register your child to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and get a FREE BOOK every month until their 5th birthday!

Registration is open to babies from birth (until their 2nd birthday) living in Knottingley, Pontefract, Castleford Central, Ferry Fryston and Airedale.

What is the Imagination Library?

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting programme devoted to inspiring a love of reading in the hearts of children everywhere. The scheme began in 1995 in Dolly’s home county in Tennessee, then launched in the UK by Dolly during her visit in 2007.

The books are gifted through funding shared by Dolly and local community partners. In the Wakefield district, this scheme is delivered in partnership between Spectrum Community Health CIC and Wakefield Council. We are proud to support this fantastic initiative.

All books in the Imagination Library are high quality and age appropriate. They are 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 5th birthday.

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

Check if your child is eligible

To check if your child is eligible for the scheme, you can use the postcode checker.

If you live outside the listed areas and would still like to enjoy the reading scheme with your child, all titles from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library are available to borrow from your local library, free of charge.

How do I register my child?

You can sign up for the Imagination Library by:

  • Calling Spectrum on 01924 311400
  • Visiting Airedale, Castleford Central or Pontefract Library
  • Registering online here

Please note that if you would like to sign up more than one child to the Imagination Library, you will need to make separate applications for each child.

Your feedback

In order to understand how well the Dolly Parton Imagination Library scheme is working and to measure the impact on participants, we ask for feedback at various stages throughout the scheme. This can be completed either via online surveys, emails, post or telephone. You do not have to participate in evaluation or surveys if you prefer not to. You can unsubscribe from receiving these communications at any point using the link provided in any correspondence.