What was your favourite book as a child? The first book you learnt to read, or the book you read over and over again until you learnt to recite it by heart? For many of us, stories have a special place in our hearts.
Yet 1 in 5 children in England (aged 5-8) do not own a book. Plus, the cost of living crisis has meant that books have become a luxury item with thousands of children going without this magical form of escapism and tool for academic success.
At Doorstep Library, we believe that words take you places and stories have the power to change lives. We train dedicated reading volunteers who bring high-quality, diverse books directly to the homes of children from under-served communities, week after week, sharing story times that involve their family as a whole. Through the magic of reading we:
- Provide escapism
- Build confidence
- Develop emotional, social and educational skills that will support the children in their future success for years to come
We know that #ABookIsForLife – not just for Christmas.
“[Doorstep Library] has helped us greatly as a family to get through some very difficult times…I feel that there would be something missing from our life if we didn’t have Doorstep Library to look forward to” – Doorstep Library Parent