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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Southport

Past President Rosemary Moore introduced this project to our club members.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting programme devoted to inspiring a love of reading in the hearts of children everywhere.

The programme was launched in the UK in December 2007 – with a visit from Dolly Parton to London – and since then, the Imagination Library has grown and now work with over 200 affiliate partners and deliver more than 40,000 books every month to children living in communities across the UK.

SI Southport are sponsoring this programme locally in conjunction with Marshside Road Pre-School in Southport. Each month, the currently enrolled children up to age five receive a high quality, age-appropriate book in the post. The books are carefully selected, and full of variety. They include traditional stories and rhymes, books by beloved authors and illustrators, non-fiction content, and newly published titles.

On a recent visit SI Southport President Carol Cookson presented some books for the school library to Nursery Manager Clare Kingsmill.


President Carol with Nursery Manager Clare Kingsmill and the children of Marshside Pre-school
Clare Kingsmill with SI members Rosemary Moore, Carol Cookson and Heather Shulver