Ben Brooks

Again and again, I learn about people whose lives have been shaped by the books they read as children. This can happen in so many ways. Passions are sparked, confidence is found, role models are discovered, ideas are born. When we’re young, books multiply the size and scope of our worlds immeasurably. At least I know that’s what they did for me. Sitting up at night reading about polar expeditions, wizards, and medieval food, set me on the course to becoming not just someone who loves books, but someone who is curious, open, and capable of imagining themselves in the shoes of others. That’s why I think the work of Doorstep Library has so much power. When you bring books into a young person’s life, you let them know they can write their story.