Doorstep Library Network

Doorstep Library

We are a literacy charity dedicated to bringing the joy of reading and the magic of books directly into the homes of children who need our support.
RCN 1158197

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With 1 in 4 children in the UK leaving primary school unable to read or write properly, we are dedicated to bringing the magic of reading to as many children from under-resourced areas as we can.

Our unique home-based approach, whether in-person or online, allows our fully-trained volunteers to build a genuine connection with the families, helping them to connect with the community and set them up for future success.

A Doorstep Library parent recently shared:

It's been really amazing. We all really look forward to it every week. It has become part of our routine. The kids - my middle child especially - is always really upset if we have to cancel for any reason...I didn't have any support when they were young and we were very new to the area too - I felt like I was drowning. So it felt like the 'Story Ladies' who came to see us every week were my support system too.

Did You Know...

"Reading enjoyment has been reported as more important for a child's future success than their family's socio-economic success (OCED, 2002)"

We therefore do not look at academic success when reading with our children but rather their enjoyment. By instilling a love of reading, we are giving them a platform to succeed which they otherwise may not have access to. Our work improves not just reading skills, but also confidence, self-esteem, social integration, academic performance, and even long-term employment prospects.

Discover more about the impact of our sessions with our latest Impact Results.

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Doorstep Library Network

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RCN 1158197
Doorstep Library is a community-focused literacy charity dedicated to bringing the magic of books and the joy of reading directly into the homes of children across London and beyond who need our support.

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