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10th Birthday Conference in Doncaster, UK – Video Gallery

10th Birthday Conference in Doncaster, UK – Video Gallery

Highlights from the UK Imagination Library’s 10th Birthday Conference

Watch video highlights and presentations from the UK Imagination Library’s 10th Birthday Conference. Held in Doncaster, UK,  the presenters at this event left everyone informed and inspired. Post-conference attendee feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

“A fantastic, inspiring day! Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of the celebration! As a school, we value the Imagination Library so much and everything it has brought to our families.”

“Excellent conference varied and engaging, thank you!”

“A well organised event. I met lots of like-minded people who just love books and Dolly!”

Look back with us at some of the highlights from the conference with our video gallery and download the presentation slides used at the event for a closer look.

Video Gallery Details

 

 

1. Dolly Parton Welcome

Conference attendees received a special welcome from Dolly herself, who filmed a special message for the occasion. (Runtime 00:41)

2. UK 10th Birthday Highlights

Watch this quick recap of the 10th Birthday Celebration and Highlights from the event. (Runtime 3:36)

3. Story Starters

Kirsteen Watson from the Dollywood Foundation UK and Ginny Lunn of Beanstalk explain Story Starters’ partnership with Imagination Library, Beanstalk and LuCiD, with the aim to address delays in literacy for disadvantaged children thanks to the People’s Postcode Lottery and the Postcode Dream Trust. (Runtime 23:43)

4. Sophy Henn

Imagination Library author Sophy Henn shares her journey to becoming a children’s author & illustrator and gives fascinating insights into where her ideas and inspiration come from. She also gives a step-by-step guide on how to draw George from her book ‘Almost Anything’! (Runtime 29:45)

5. The Dollywood Foundation

Jeff Conyers, President of The Dollywood Foundation, welcomes guests to the UK Imagination Library’s 10th Birthday Conference. He shares some insights behind Dolly’s work and her motivation for the Imagination Library, and outlines new plans to continue to grow the program in the UK and elsewhere. (Runtime 6:07)

6. Rt. Hon. Ed Miliband MP

MP Ed Miliband reflects on what books mean to him, how they foster empathy, and why Imagination Library is an important initiative for the country. He also reveals some of his favourite childhood reading matter! (Runtime 11:18)

7. Peeple – The Hello Song

Susannah Chambers speaks about the aims of Peeple to support parents and children to learn together from birth to school. She discusses a current Randomised Control Trial and shares some research-based, great practices for book-sharing. (Runtime 23:40)

8. Governors Books From Birth Foundation

Theresa Carl from The Governor’s Books From Birth Foundation shares the story of Imagination Library in Dolly’s home state of Tennessee, explaining how relationships and partnerships are key to the continuation of the programmes in all 95 counties of Tennessee, where enrollment is at 70%. (Runtime 41:38)

9. The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

Charlotte Hacking draws on The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education‘s 40-year research history to discuss how to sow seeds for early literacy and close the inequality gap. She also shares practical techniques that can be used to engage early readers with picture books. (Runtime 38:29)

10. Doncaster MBC

Steph Douglas, Head of Early Years at Doncaster Council, shares the vision for a whole community committed to sharing and enjoying books at birth and explains how Imagination Library is helping them close the language and literacy gap. (Runtime 30:00)

11. The Dollywood Foundation UK

Kirsteen Watson, Regional Director for The Dollywood Foundation UK, shares about the overall success of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library since being established in the United Kingdom. (Runtime 8:14)

 

 

Over 107 Million Free Books Mailed As Of July 2018

Over 107 Million Free Books Mailed As Of July 2018

In July, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sent over 1,278,062 books. The total number of free books mailed as of July 2018, is 107,101,506!

Join us in inspiring a love of reading, one page at a time, by reading these books to your children again and again!

Group 1
Children Born in 2018

“My First Songs”
By Tomie dePaola

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Australia – “I Am A Rainbow” – 29/6/18
Canada – “My First Songs” – 7/2/18
United Kingdom – “Eyes Nose Toes Peekaboo” – 12/7/18
USA – “My First Songs” – 7/23/18

Group 2
Children Born in 2017

“Little Poems for Tiny Ears”
By Lin Oliver & Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “The Terrible Plop” – 29/6/18
Canada – “Little Poems for Tiny Ears” – 7/2/18
United Kingdom – “Stanley’s Opposites” – 3/7/18
USA – “Little Poems For Tiny Ears” – 7/23/18

Group 3
Children Born in 2016

“If I Were a Kangaroo”
By Mylisa Larson & Illustrated by Anna Raff

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “Big Rain Coming” – 29/6/18
Canada – “Nancy Knows” – 7/2/18
United Kingdom – “Do Dare Duck” – 5/7/18
USA – “If I Were a Kangaroo” – 6/19/18

Group 4
Children Born in 2015

“Goodnight, Numbers”
By Danica McKellar & Illustrated By Alicia Padrón

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2015
Australia – “Is Your Grandmother a Goanna?” – 29/6/18
Canada – “Hannah’s Collections” – 7/2/18
United Kingdom – “You Choose” – 4/7/18
USA – “Goodnight, Numbers” – 7/13/18

Group 5
Children Born in 2014

“The First Strawberries”
By Joseph Bruchac & Illustrated by Anna Vojtech

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “You and Me Murrawee” – 29/6/18
Canada – “The First Strawberries” – 7/2/18
United Kingdom – “Little Red Train, Faster Faster” – 3/7/18
USA – “The First Strawberries” – 7/9/18

Group 6
Children Born in 2013

“Fly, Butterfly”
By Bonnie Bader

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2013
Australia – “A Nice Walk in the Jungle” – 29/6/18
Canada – “Fly, Butterfly” – 7/2/18
United Kingdom – “Last Stop on Market Street” – 3/7/18
USA – “Fly, Butterfly” – 7/2/18

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Two Little Monkeys” – 29/6/18
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 7/2/18
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 11/7/18
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 7/2/18

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Animalia” – 29/6/18
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 7/2/18
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 11/7/18
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 7/2/18

New to the Imagination Library?

You can check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

10th Birthday Conference in Doncaster, UK

10th Birthday Conference in Doncaster, UK

Celebrating 10 Years of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in the United Kingdom!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library affiliates, partners and supporters recently gathered in Doncaster, England in celebration of the programme’s 10th year since launching in the UK. The 10th Birthday Conference kicked off on Thursday 28 June with a fun evening of networking and socializing, including a special meet and greet with Will Mabbitt, author of Imagination Library selection “I Can Only Draw Worms”!

The main conference was held on Friday, 29 June at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster, with the theme “Inform, Inspire, Celebrate”! The day was filled with interactive workshops led by our partners, exploring fundraising, communications, social media, the book-selection process and how to add value to our books. Celebrated speakers included Ed Miliband MP, Charlotte Hacking from CLPE, Ginny Lunn CEO of Beanstalk discussing the People’s Postcode Lottery funded Story Starters project, and USA-based Theresa Carl. Theresa gave a special presentation explaining how she manages the Governor’s Books From Birth initiative that provides DPIL books for more than 282,000 children a month across Tennessee.

Author/illustrator Sophy Henn provided another highlight of the day with her special presentation, sharing her creative inspirations for such fabulous books such as “Pom Pom Gets the Grumps” and “Edie.”

Dolly Parton said,

“I am so delighted to celebrate our 10th birthday in the UK. It seemed like a big dream when we first thought of sharing our books with UK kids. But I’m a mighty big dreamer and it’s wonderful to know that our books have now been able to touch the lives of so many children in communities both big and small right across the UK.”

Thanks to all of our affiliates, partners and supporters who joined us in celebrating this 10-year milestone, and to all who continue to make Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library such a huge success in the United Kingdom!

 

DPIL UK 10th Birthday Conference
DPIL UK 10th Birthday Conference
DPIL UK 10th Birthday Conference
DPIL UK 10th Birthday Conference
DPIL UK 10th Birthday Conference
DPIL UK 10th Birthday Conference
DPIL UK 10th Birthday Conference
Over 105 Million Free Books Mailed As Of June 2018

Over 105 Million Free Books Mailed As Of June 2018

In June, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sent over 1,264,469 books. The total number of free books mailed as of June 2018, is 105,823,444!

Join us in inspiring a love of reading, one page at a time, by reading these books to your children again and again!

Group 1
Children Born in 2018

“Sassy: Bedtime for Baby”
By Dave Aikins

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Australia – “Curious Explorer’s Illustrated Guide to Exotic Animals A-Z” – 11/6/18
Canada – “Sassy: Bedtime For Baby” – 6/1/18
United Kingdom – “My First Animals” – 1/6/18
USA – “Sassy: Bedtime for Baby” – 6/19/18

Group 2
Children Born in 2017

“I Love My Daddy Because”
By Laurel Porter-Gaylord & Illustrated by Ashley Wolff

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Mr McGee” – 11/6/18
Canada – “1,2,3” – 6/1/18
United Kingdom – “Peekaboo! Farm” – 1/6/18
USA – “I Love My Daddy Because” – 6/19/18

Group 3
Children Born in 2016

“I Hear a Pickle”
By Rachel Isadora

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “A River” – 11/6/18
Canada – “What Am I?” – 6/1/18
United Kingdom – “Goodnight Spaceman” – 1/6/18
USA – “I Hear a Pickle” – 6/19/18

Group 4
Children Born in 2015

“Truck Stop”
By Anne Rockwell & Illustrated By Melissa Iwai

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2015
Australia – “It’s Bedtime, William!” – 11/6/18
Canada – “Carson Crosses Canada” – 6/1/18
United Kingdom – “Alfie Gets In First” – 1/6/18
USA – “Truck Stop” – 6/14/18

Group 5
Children Born in 2014

“The Ring Bearer”
By Floyd Cooper

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “Leo the Littlest Seahorse” – 11/6/18
Canada – “The Darkest Dark” – 6/1/18
United Kingdom – “I Can Only Draw Worms” – 1/6/18
USA – “The Ring Bearer” – 6/6/18

Group 6
Children Born in 2013

“Blue Sky, White Stars”
By Sarvinder Naberhaus & Illustrated By Kadir Nelson

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2013
Australia – “Sophie Scott Goes South” – 11/6/18
Canada – “When the Moon Comes” – 6/1/18
United Kingdom – “Stay!” – 1/6/18
USA – “Blue Sky, White Stars” or “I Wanna New Room” – 6/4/18

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Two Little Monkeys” – 11/6/18
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 6/1/18
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 1/6/18
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 6/1/18

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Animalia” – 11/6/18
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 6/1/18
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 1/6/18
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 6/1/18

New to the Imagination Library?

You can check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

GDPR – What You Need To Know

GDPR – What You Need To Know

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. For several months, The Dollywood Foundation has worked diligently to comply with all aspects of these new regulations.

Steps taken by us to assure compliance include:

  • Training and certification on GDPR
  • Training and certification for our Data Protection Officer
  • Procured the services of a third party to conduct a Data Privacy Impact Assessment

Please note the following resources available to you:

“We have embraced GDPR as an important opportunity to strengthen our efforts to provide a high quality book gifting program for the children and families we serve.” – David Dotson CEO

Over 104 Million Free Books Mailed As Of May 2018

Over 104 Million Free Books Mailed As Of May 2018

In May, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sent over 1,245,145 books. The total number of free books mailed as of May 2018, is 104,558,975!

Join us in inspiring a love of reading, one page at a time, by reading these books to your children again and again!

Group 1
Children Born in 2018

“Look Look!”
By Peter Linenthal

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Australia – “Kicking a Ball” 14/5/18
Canada – “Look Look!” – 5/1/18
United Kingdom – “Things That Go” – 8/5/18
USA – “Look Look!” – 5/18/18

Group 2
Children Born in 2017

“Oliver’s Tree”
By Kit Chase

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Who Sank The Boat?” – 14/5/18
Canada – “Oliver’s Tree” – 5/4/18
United Kingdom – “Body” – 8/5/18
USA – “Oliver’s Tree” – 5/18/18

Group 3
Children Born in 2016

“One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me”
By John Micklos Jr. & Clive McFarland

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep” – 14/5/18
Canada – “One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me” – 5/1/18
United Kingdom – “Stanley’s Café” – 8/5/18
USA – “One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me” – 5/16/18

Group 4
Children Born in 2015

“I Just Want to Say Goodnight”
By Rachel Isadora

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2015
Australia – “Hunwick’s Egg” – 14/5/18
Canada – “I Just Want to Say Goodnight” – 5/1/18
United Kingdom – “Otto the Book Bear” – 8/5/18
USA – “I Just Want to Say Goodnight” – 5/14/18

Group 5
Children Born in 2014

“Peace is an Offering”
By Annette LeBox & Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “A Forest” – 14/5/18
Canada – “Wanda and the Frogs” – 5/1/18
United Kingdom – “Captain Jack and the Pirates” – 14/5/18
USA – “Peace is an Offering” – 5/7/18

Group 6
Children Born in 2013

“The Gruffalo”
By Julia Donaldson & Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2013
Australia – “Tiddalick the Frog Who Caused a Flood” – 14/5/18
Canada – “Colette’s Lost Pet” – 5/1/18
United Kingdom – “The Cow Who Fell to Earth” – 14/5/18
USA – “The Gruffalo” – 5/2/18

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Two Little Monkeys” – 14/5/18
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 5/1/18
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 14/5/18
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 5/1/18

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Animalia” – 14/5/18
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 5/1/18
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 14/5/18
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 5/3/18

New to the Imagination Library?

You can check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

Over 103 Million Free Books Mailed As Of April 2018

Over 103 Million Free Books Mailed As Of April 2018

In April, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sent over 1,221,852 books. The total number of free books mailed as of April 2018, is 103,313,828!

Join us in inspiring a love of reading, one page at a time, by reading these books to your children again and again!

Group 1
Children Born in 2018

“Where’s Ellie”
By Salina Yoon

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Canada – “Where’s Ellie” – 3/29/18
United Kingdom – “Baby Touch: Faces” – 2/4/18
USA – “Where’s Ellie” – 4/19/18

Group 2
Children Born in 2017

“Sassy: Let’s Count”

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Canada – “Sassy: Let’s Count” – 3/29/18
United Kingdom – “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” – 2/4/18
USA – “Sassy: Let’s Count” – 4/18/18

Group 3
Children Born in 2016

“Jake At Gymnastics”
By Rachel Isadora

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Canada – “Wild Babies” – 3/29/18
United Kingdom – “What Am I? Tractor” – 2/4/18
USA – “Jake At Gymnastics” – 4/11/18

Group 4
Children Born in 2015

“Read To Tiger”
By S.J. Fore & Illustrated By R.W. Alley

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2015
Canada – “Read To Tiger” – 3/29/18
United Kingdom – “Meg & Mog” – 2/4/18
USA – “Read To Tiger” – 4/6/18

Group 5
Children Born in 2014

“Ten Thank-You Letters”
By Daniel Kirk

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Canada – “Ten Thank-You Letters” – 3/29/18
United Kingdom – “Lion vs Rabbit” – 2/4/18
USA – “Ten Thank-You Letters” – 4/4/18

Group 6
Children Born in 2013

“The Tale Of Peter Rabbit”
By Beatrix Potter

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2013
Canada – “The Tale Of Peter Rabbit” – 3/29/18
United Kingdom – “The Creepy Crawly Caterpillar” – 2/4/18
USA – “The Tale Of Peter Rabbit” – 4/3/18

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Two Little Monkeys” – 15/4/18
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 3/29/18
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 2/4/18
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 4/2/18

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Animalia” – 15/4/18
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 3/29/18
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 2/4/18
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 4/3/18

New to the Imagination Library?

You can check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

102 Million Free Books Mailed As Of March 2018

102 Million Free Books Mailed As Of March 2018

In March, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sent over 1,194,560 books. The total number of free books mailed as of March 2018, is 102,091,976!

Join us in inspiring a love of reading, one page at a time, by reading these books to your children again and again!

Group 1
Children Born in 2018

“The Little Gardener”
By Jan Gerardi

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Canada – “The Little Gardener” – 3/1/18
United Kingdom – “Baby Touch First Focus Faces” – 2/3/18
USA – “The Little Gardener” – 3/20/18

Group 2
Children Born in 2017

“Littles And How They Grow”
By Kelly DiPucchio & Illustrated By AG Ford

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Goodnight Spaceman” – 15/3/18
Canada – “Littles And How They Grow” – 3/15/18
United Kingdom – “Spot Bakes A Cake” – 2/3/18
USA – “Littles And How They Grow” – 3/19/18

Group 3
Children Born in 2016

“The Hueys in What’s the Opposite?”
By Oliver Jeffers

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “Rascal Takes Off” – 15/3/18
Canada – “Bedtime Yarns” – 3/1/18
United Kingdom – “My World, Your World” – 2/3/18
USA – “The Hueys in What’s the Opposite?” – 3/16/18

Group 4
Children Born in 2015

“Pretend”
By Jennifer Plecas

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2015
Australia – “How big is too small?” – 15/3/18
Canada – “Secret Life of Squirrels” – 3/1/18
United Kingdom – “Chapatti Moon” – 2/3/18
USA – “Pretend” – 3/12/18

Group 5
Children Born in 2014

“Pup and Bear”
By Kate Banks & Illustrated By Naoko Stoop

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “Stickybeak” – 1/3/18
Canada – “Pup and Bear” – 3/1/18
United Kingdom – “This is Not a Fairy Tale” – 2/3/18
USA – “Pup and Bear” – 3/5/18

Group 6
Children Born in 2013

“Violet the Pilot”
By Steve Breen

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2013
Australia – “Jesse” – 1/3/18
Canada – “Violet the Pilot” – 3/1/18
United Kingdom – “Eric!” – 2/3/18
USA – “Violet the Pilot” – 3/1/18

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Two Little Monkeys” – 15/3/18
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 3/1/18
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 2/3/18
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 3/1/18

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Animalia” – 15/3/18
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 3/1/18
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 2/3/18
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 3/2/18

New to the Imagination Library?

You can check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

Celebrating 10 Years Of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library In The United Kingdom

Celebrating 10 Years Of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library In The United Kingdom

10th Birthday Conference Set For 29 June In Doncaster!

Join the Dollywood Foundation for our 10th Birthday Conference celebrating 10 years of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in the UK. Our theme is ‘Inform, Inspire, Celebrate’! We’ll start on the evening of Thursday 28 June for an optional evening event. The Thursday night activities are included in the ticket cost. The evening features an Imagination Library author, a buffet, a welcome drink and networking opportunities.

The main conference is from 9:00 – 5:00 on Friday, 29 June, at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. Highlights include an introduction from Ed Miliband MP, and presentations from USA-based Theresa Carl. Theresa will tell us how she manages the Governors Books From Birth initiative that provides Imagination Library books to more than 282,000 children a month across Tennessee. We’ll hear from our largest UK affiliate, Stephanie Douglas, Head of Early Years, Doncaster Council, on the value of the Imagination Library in Doncaster. Other celebrated speakers include Charlotte Hacking from CLPE and Ginny Lunn CEO of Beanstalk. Interactive workshops, led by our partners, will explore fundraising, communications, social media, the book-selection process and how to add value to our books.

Author/illustrator Sophy Henn will join us on Friday! Sophy will share her creative inspirations for creating such fabulous books such as “Pom Pom Gets the Grumps” and “Edie.” Sophy has supported Dolly’s Library for several years, and we are looking forward to her visit during the conference.

To celebrate this 10-year milestone, we welcome affiliates, partners and supporters to the event to celebrate your achievements in mailing so many books. This event will inspire you to grow your Imagination Library. You’ll receive valuable information on the latest research and good practices!

10th Birthday Conference

Friday, 29 June from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Keepmoat Stadium
Stadium Way
Doncaster
DN4 5JW
United Kingdom

Tickets cost £55 and are available online.

Affiliates, please email info@imaginationlibrary.co.uk to receive the discount code. Follow us on Twitter @TeamDollyUK and #DPIL18

 

More About Sophy Henn

Sophy Henn lives and works in Sussex, England. She studied Fashion at Central Saint Martins, accidentally had a London-based career as an Art Director in advertising, then completed an MA at the University of Brighton in Illustration. Now she writes and illustrates children’s books in her studio. In 2015 and 2016, Sophy served as the World Book Day Illustrator.

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