All two year olds in Hull can now receive a free book each month, as the Dolly Parton Imagination Library scheme is extended.
The scheme launched in September, with the council investing £88,500 for the scheme to be rolled out to two year olds who received early education entitlement. Around 1000 families took up the scheme and are receiving a book each month.
The scheme has now been extended to all two year olds in the city.
Councillor Peter Clark, Portfolio Holder for learning, skills and safeguarding children said: “I’m delighted that the scheme has been extended, and we are working to make the Library sustainable long-term by setting up a charity. We hope funding raised through the charity will allow the scheme to be expanded further to under-fives in the city, with the aim of improving the reading age of children entering school.”
Parents can register their two year old for the scheme via children’s centre, through nurseries and childminders or online here.
If you would like to donate to the scheme text HULL to 70460 to donate £5.