Family Case Studies

Find out more about our work by reading stories from just some of the amazing children, families and volunteers we work with.

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Sam, Mia and Archie’s Story

Sam (aged 11), Mia (aged 4) and Archie (aged 4) have been having reading sessions with Doorstep Library for over 2 years, with the sessions becoming an integral part of their routine. The two younger children (twins) are at nursery,...

Adam, Jordan and Ana’s Story

Doorstep Library started visiting this family -Adam (9), Jordan (12) and Ana (3) - nearly five years ago before Ana was even born and when Adam was just learning to read. The children know our volunteers well and they are very much part of the family's routine.

Ravi’s Story

As the youngest of four children, Ravi got away with a lot. The general chaos of home meant he could easily slip under the radar without being noticed, without facing the wrath of his parents.

Nadiya’s Story

Doorstep Library has been visiting Nadiya and her family since May 2015. Visits with our volunteers, Laura and Marieka, were regular and lively, with all three children showing noticeable improvements in their reading.

Charlie & Chloe’s Story

Vickie knew the importance of being able to read well and she wanted her kids to be good readers. Yet reading wasn’t an activity she enjoyed or shared with Charlie (5 years) and Chloe (18 months).

Julian’s Story

Although Julian, aged 12, was surrounded by enthusiastic readers there was something hesitant in his own relationship with books. When Doorstep Library volunteers, Selena and Nick, first knocked on the door of Julian’s family home, ready with rucksacks full of books and the desire to share them, they received a warm welcome.