About us

Dolly Parton

Welcome to Dolly Parton’s 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. Each month, enrolled children from birth to age five, receive a high quality, age appropriate book in the post, free of charge.

How to Join the Imagination Library

So long as you are a resident of Southwark, join the Dolly Parton Imagination Library by clicking the link below and following the instructions!

https://www.southwark.gov.uk/schools-and-education/information-for-parents/dolly-parton-s-imagination-library

Once you have registered, you will receive your first book within 90 days!

Once registered with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library why not also register with Southwark’s Children and Family Centres for lots of free fun sessions if you haven’t done so already!

Feedback

We are always happy to hear feedback on how the Dolly Parton Imagination Library has supported your child’s reading and development. If you are passionate about sharing your child’s story with us please do get in touch on the contact details provided below.

Main Contact Details

Peckham, Peckham Rye and Nunhead Children and Family Centres

Cheryl Parkinson

Tel: 020 3848 5780

Email: childrenscentre@ivydale.southwark.sch.uk

FAQ’s

“I haven’t received my book?”
If you have registered and have not received your book. Please be aware that books can take up to 90 days to arrive from the point of acceptance to the scheme. This would have been stipulated in your welcome email direct from the Dolly Parton Scheme. If this time has passed, books are posted roughly between 14th to the end of the month. If you still have not received a book by then, please contact us and will investigate for you.

“I need to change my address or end my service.”
We can do this for you. Please note as the scheme runs approx. one month behind, you will still receive books to your previous address for a further two months. We recommend a Post Office Mail redirect. If books are returned to the Children and Family Centre we will forward on to your new address.

“I didn’t receive my book since I have changed my address.”
If you have not received your book since change of address, we recommend returning to your old address (if possible) as this may have ended up there. If for any reason where you live has limited access, visit your local sorting office to see if your book is being held there awaiting a redelivery. Once you have exhausted these avenues, please contact us to see if anyone has returned your book to the Children’s Centres.
If we do have your book, that is great! we will get that out to you. If not, we will offer you an unclaimed book in replacement. Sorry we do not have any new books nor do we keep stock of books.

“I have emailed to register my child but you have not registered me until much later. How am I affected?”
Complete registration does not take place until Head Office runs their reports. We aim to get all new registrations and changes on before this point. Reports are run at different times each month but as long as we get any changes on before the last day of the current month technically your 6-9 week wait starts from this point.