Home Reading Sessions

Doorstep Library’s Home Reading Sessions take place every week during term time. A pair of trained and vetted volunteers will visit the family in the home or on the doorstep, to read and share books and stories with children. The volunteers will bring a backpack filled with books and two stools for the children to sit on during the session. We also encourage parents/carers to get involved in the reading sessions, leaving behind a selection of books for children and parents to continue sharing together.

When do they take place?

Our Home Reading Sessions take place on a set evening a week during term time (Monday, Tuesday or Thursday) between 4.30 pm – 7 pm, and each session lasts approximately 20 minutes. Every family is visited by a pair of trained Home Reading Volunteers, who aim to read with five families during their weekly volunteering session.

To find out if Doorstep Library can offer you a Home Reading Session please put your postcode in our postcode checker via the Book a Visit link below.


NOTE: If we do not currently operate in your area in person, we may be able to offer you reading sessions online instead. Find out more about our Online Reading Sessions here.  

For more information on our Home Reading Session days and times, please visit the link below.