Online Reading Corner

Doorstep Library’s Online Reading Corner offers Online Reading Sessions weekly during term time. A pair of trained and vetted volunteers will visit a family online in their home to share stories, and explore the magic of books and reading with children. As part of the service, children are posted a brand new gift book, tailored to their interests, twice per term. The volunteers share these or use e-books during the sessions. Online Reading Sessions are conducted on Zoom with families via a computer or mobile device.

When do they take place?

Our Online Reading Sessions take place on a set evening a week during term time (Monday, Tuesday or Thursday) between 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm, and each session lasts approximately 20 minutes. Every family is visited by a pair of trained Online Reading Volunteers, who aim to read with three families during their weekly volunteering session.

To see if you can join our Online Reading Corner please contact our Online Team Leader:

Online Read and Play groups:

We also run Online Read and Play groups; drop-in sessions for children aged 0-4 and their parents/carers. These Early Years-focused group sessions are hosted by two of our trained and vetted volunteers and offer a chance for families to come together and enjoy sharing stories, songs and play as a group. Participants can join other young children and parents/carers in an engaging and interactive session where the aim is to have fun!

When do they take place?

Our group sessions are hosted by a pair of Online Reading Volunteers and take place every Wednesday morning at 10:30 am and Wednesday afternoon at 5.30 pm during term time. Each session lasts approximately 25-30 minutes. These sessions are drop in but families must register their interest in advance.

To register for an Online Read and Play Group session please contact our Online Team Leader Martin:

For more information on our Online Session and Group days and times, please see the link below.