Big Reading Challenge 2019

Big Reading Challenge 2019

Cllr Mellen’s Big Reading Challenge – his target to read to more than 5,000 children in 50 days. Since 28 January 2019, Cllr Mellen read to children in schools, libraries, theatres, bookshops, taxis and the main city council chamber. He has even read to children...
5000th Child registered to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library

5000th Child registered to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library

The 5,000th child to receive the free books through the Dolly Parton Imagination library at any one time in Nottingham,  is baby Remae Gordon-Goode from Sneinton. In reaching this major milestone in Nottingham – Country music star and founder, Dolly Parton said “Hi...
A Marathon-a-Day on the Pennine Way

A Marathon-a-Day on the Pennine Way

Cllr Jon Collins took on the  challenge to walk a marathon-a-day on the Pennine Way in aid of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library book gifting scheme. He set off on Friday 24 August 2018 from Edale in Derbyshire, walking the 267 mile Pennine Way to Kirk Yeltholm in...
Business and Books Big Breakfast

Business and Books Big Breakfast

In June Councillor Sam  Webster held a unique event – Inviting local business leaders and children from Blue Bell Hill Primary school to read stories together to raise the awareness of the importance of early literacy skills. It was a fantastic event and £550.00...