Thank you for choosing to make a donation and help children learn to read.

You can sponsor a child through our donation page. This is a really easy and efficient way to give – every penny you donate will go directly to the charity.

It is really easy to set up and, most importantly, for a one off donation of just £25 you will be paying for one child to receive these wonderful books delivered to their home each month for an entire year!

All donations matter, no matter how big or small, so please know that your donation makes a huge difference!



Imagine if we could help Nottingham children to learn to love books in their early years. They would start school with a much greater confidence. You could ignite a lifelong love of reading. It could even change their whole future!

The Facts

Data shows that the average 5 year old in Nottingham will start school with reading skills which are 14% behind those of other UK children. This means children are having to ’catch up’ all through their primary years.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library helps parents and children to enjoy exploring books together—looking at the pictures, talking about the stories and just having fun together.

The Benefits

Research shows that regularly sharing books with babies and young children is incredibly important.

  • It inspires a love of books that could last a whole lifetime.
  • Promotes 1 to 1 time between parents and children to develop strong bonds.
  • Introduces children to new ideas , new words and imagination.
  • Develops listening skills.
  • Supports good bedtime routines.
  • Leads to improved learning outcomes at school in reading and writing.

When you donate to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library you are giving all of these benefits to Nottingham children. You are giving the gift of reading