Andrew has worked locally to set up two Imagination Library schemes in the Brigg and Goole constituency. Andrew runs the Goole and Snaith Imagination Library for children in the East Riding of Yorkshire part of the constituency. He also serves as the Chairman of the North Lincolnshire Imagination Library Board which is run by North Lincs Council.
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library was started by Dolly Parton in her home state of Tennessee with the aim of encouraging parents to read with their children with the hope of increasing literacy rates. The scheme has now spread from America to Canada and then the UK.
There are currently over 21,000 children signed up in the UK and the Library is hoping that we will see the delivery of the 1 millionth book this year!
Andrew decided to start this exciting project in our area as he felt local children could really benefit from it.
The scheme is entirely free and your child will receive a book every month in the post until their 5th birthday. All of the money to fund this scheme is being raised locally. As well as a contribution from myself I have also received contributions from local businesses and task of raising money will continue.
Goole and Snaith Imagination Library
Andrew raises all the money for this scheme himself and worked with the local Children Centres to identify the children who would most benefit. Please use the form below to sign your child up.
This scheme covers the parts of the constituency within the East Riding of Yorkshire, including Snaith and the Cowicks, Airmyn, Rawcliffe, Pollington, Gowdall and the Marshlands, as well as Goole and Hook.
North Lincolnshire Imagination Library
Andrew took the idea of the Imagination Library to Conservative-run North Lincolnshire Council who agreed to roll the scheme out to every child across the area. Andrew serves as Chairman of the Board which oversees this roll-out.
The scheme started on the Isle of Axholme and has now been rolled out to the rest of North Lincolnshire. Over 6,000 kids across the area are now signed up.