Family Case Studies

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.

Levi’s Story

Doorstep Library volunteers, Leslie and Penny, visited seven-year-old Levi every week to read with him and lend him books. However, Levi was reluctant to engage with the visits or the books that Leslie and Penny chose for him, although he maintained that he wanted the volunteers to keep visiting.

Reya’s Story

Doorstep Library volunteers Karen and James have visited Reya since she was four years old, going to her home each week to read with her and her brother and lend them both a selection of books chosen especially with their interests and abilities in mind.