#WordsTakeYouPlaces is a heart-warming film that highlights one family’s journey with Doorstep Library and with reading. We hope it inspires you to volunteer.Watch it now
We urgently need volunteers to help support children from disadvantaged areas, by reading with them, and sharing a love books. Today, there are many children waiting for a volunteer's visit.Volunteer now
10 year old Aria has had a visit from Jocelyn every Thursday afternoon for the past three years. You can bring the magic of Doorstep Library visits to another child like Aria by making a monthly donation to us.Make a donation
Five facts (among many) that show why children in disadvantaged areas need our help. Read more
There are many ways to help, from donating books and money to giving your time.
Give what you can as a one-off or monthly donation to keep children reading in lockdown.
In the last lockdown, children turned to reading to take them on adventures beyond their homes. For the 1 in 8 children who have no books at home Doorstep Library was there to provide online story sessions, send books and offer support to parents.
We want to keep children reading as they face further schools closure. Not all children have the technology, space or support to continue learning independently. Reading for pleasure is proven to improve children’s wellbeing and have long-lasting impact on their educational attainment.