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The Open University Literacy Research

5th April 2024

Written by Professor Teresa Cremin, FRSA, FAcSS, FEA for Doorstep Library. Reading for pleasure – choosing to read – matters. Research reveals that numerous benefits are associated with being a reader in childhood. These include: Enriched vocabulary (you encounter a...

Meet Our Volunteer Engagement Team

13th February 2024

If you’ve ever wondered who the faces behind Doorstep Library’s volunteer team are, wonder no more. Meet Olivia and Maya – our incredible Volunteer Engagement Team. By signing up to become a reading volunteer, you’ll be in regular contact with...

Book Recommendations For Children’s Mental Health

7th February 2024

With young minds facing an array of challenges in the modern world, promoting mental health awareness from an early age is key. Children’s Mental Health Week (5th-11th February 2024) serves as a reminder to prioritise the mental well-being of the...

Julia Donaldson’s Top Tips For Engaging Reluctant Readers

29th January 2024

In honour of National Storytelling Week 2024, we wanted to know how parents/carers can best encourage those who are reluctant readers to pick up a book and get lost in a story. To answer this question, we turned to the...

How Important Is Reading For A Child’s Development?

18th December 2023

In the field of child development, there is one activity that stands out above the rest: the act of reading. As a practice that is deeply embedded in the fabric of parenting, reading is vital for a child’s growth. Not...

Meet Our New Service Delivery Team

20th November 2023

The Doorstep Library delivery team has had a few changes over recent months, including the introduction of Lucy and Monica. With our reading projects sitting at the heart of Doorstep Library, having an experienced and engaging delivery team is key....