The Imagination Library
Reading is a building block for life. But there are thousands of young children across Scotland who miss out because they do not own books.
Inspire a love of reading by providing funding for free books every month to children from their birth to the age of five.
Your gift will make a difference to the children and families we work alongside, providing practical and emotional support and encouraging a love of reading in young children through our partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
�Reading is an essential building block for life
Up to the age of three, a child’s brain will make connections faster than it ever will again. The experiences and learning during these first few years create the connections, whether it’s love, fear, joy or sadness – these early experiences will have effects that last for the rest of their life. It can have a positive impact on their ability to learn and succeed in life.
Reading helps a child’s brain develop. It improves their vocabulary and they begin to understand that a book tells a story. Spending precious time reading with their parent or carer increase a child’s communication and language skills and build nurturing relationships.
Thousands of children across the UK do not own a book according to the Literacy Trust. Up to 50% of children in disadvantaged areas start school without the language skills they need to progress. Those language skills are the building blocks they need for their future.
Inspire a child’s imagination
By supporting this book gifting programme through our partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library you’ll inspire a love of reading in the hearts of children across the country. Every month, children from birth to age five will receive a high quality, age appropriate book in the post, free of charge to them. Each book becomes a precious gift addressed to the child and adds another book to what will become their own special library.
You can choose to help us provide a book for four children this month by donating £10. If you choose to give £30 you will be helping to give a child a book every month for a whole year. Or you can choose to support us to provide a book for a child every month from birth to age 5 by donating £150.
Your support will ensure children receive the support they need while they nurture a love of reading with their families. Give the love of reading to a child in Scotland today.