Big Reading Challenge 2020

****UPDATE May 2020: Thank you to everyone who donated and helped us to reach our target. You have ensured hundreds of books will go to Nottingham children. Thank you. We have now closed the appeal****

Nottingham City Council has taken on a challenge to raise funds for the Imagination Library – an amazing scheme which delivers a free book every month to children between the ages of 0 and 5 years old.

The challenge is for the Leader of the Council - Cllr David Mellen - and other city councillors to read a storybook to children across Nottingham from 27 January to 31 January 2020. They’ll be reading to school classes and assemblies, nursery groups and library groups and children’s centres.

Your sponsorship can make a real difference .

The Imagination Library helps parents and children to enjoy exploring books together – looking at the pictures, talking about the stories and just having fun. By getting these books our children are more likely to be ready to start school when they turn five - and that gives them a real head start in life.

Help every child to shine!

There are nearly 6,000 Nottingham children now registered with the Imagination Library scheme. It currently runs in 10 neighbourhoods across our city, but we want to do more!

Partners in Nottingham are working together to make sure every Nottingham child can get these fabulous books delivered to their home each month. But we need to raise funds to make this happen.

Every donation helps: 
- Just £2 can pay for a child to get a new book 

- £25 can pay for a child to get a new book each month for a year 

- £125 pays for a child to get a new book every month from birth until their 5th birthday

Please donate - together we can help our children to fulfil their huge potential

The Imagination Library is proven to work - the children getting these books each month are 28% more likely to start school ready to learn and go on to fulfil their true potential. Together we can ensure every child has this chance for success!

All funds raised will go directly to The Rotary Club of Nottingham Trust Fund who administer the charity in the city on behalf of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.


  • T Allman
    • £10 
    • 4 yrs


David Mellen
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