Words take you places

Doorstep Library is a registered charity that brings books and the magic of reading directly to the homes of children in some of London's most disadvantaged areas. As a charity we're unique in this. We do it because poor reading skills are inextricably linked to economic disadvantage and reduced life possibilities. Our work improves not just reading skills, but confidence, self-esteem, articulacy, social integration, academic performance and even long-term employment prospects. Words have the power to take children places, not just in their minds, but in their lives.

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5 Key Facts

Five facts (among many) that show why children in disadvantaged areas need our help. Read more here

Our story in four minutes

See what we can do! Meet some of our families, volunteers and leaders…

Ways to support us

There are many ways to help, from donating books and money to giving your time.