Katie has overseen the expansion and development of the charity since 2010, taking the team from 4 to 130 volunteers, employing 12 members of staff and expanding the number of projects, with more in the pipeline for 2020-21. Katie has always had a passion for reading, and since joining Doorstep Library has been determined to share that passion with as many children as possible.
Katie’s favourite children’s book is: ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr.
Contact Katie for strategic partnerships, funding and development opportunities.
Emily manages Doorstep Library’s operations team to deliver our projects on the ground. She joined in 2011 and has helped it grow in many areas of programme delivery. She has set up and run 8 projects, managed over 200 volunteers and established a successful programme of signposting and family support. She is driven by opportunity, wellbeing – and the simple joy of a good book – for all.
Emily’s favourite children’s book is: ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Contact Emily to discuss sector partnership working, referral pathways or to organise a book drive or donation for one of our new projects.
Henri manages the Marketing and Communications for Doorstep Library. A qualified English teacher Henri has a wealth of senior level experience within the charity sector with a focus on education. She previously held the role of Director of Marketing and Communications at BookTrust and has a background in early intervention, reading for pleasure and literacy.
Henri’s favourite children’s book is: ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll
Contact Henri if you have any media, marketing or branding queries.
Helen manages the everyday finance functions of the charity and works with the Trustees and Management Team to develop financial growth and sustainability. Helen has over thirteen years’ experience in charity finance, working in the dance, youth and disability support sectors. She joined us in September 2019 following a role as Finance Manager for Girls’ Brigade Ministries. Helen also works as a community dance facilitator and is driven by a love for stories and a passion for enabling people to live life to the full.
Helen’s favourite children’s book is ‘Come Over to My House’ by Dr Zeuss.
Contact Helen for any finance-related queries.
Daniela is our Marketing Assistant and manages our social media accounts as well as assisting the Marketing Manager in delivering various pieces of Marketing Comms. Daniela is a Journalism graduate with a background in social media. Since joining Doorstep Library Daniela has continued to grow her skills and has become passionate about sharing the amazing work Doorstep Library is doing through the use of online media.
Daniela’s favourite children’s book is: ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ by Kate Dicamillo.
Adela manages volunteer recruitment at Doorstep Library, making sure that we have the right people on board who can share their love of reading with an ever-growing number of families across London. She has a background in marketing and plenty of volunteering experience. She is passionate about helping children access books and discover the magic of stories. She loves getting carried away by a good book as well as reading with her children.
Adela’s favourite children’s book is: ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go!’ by Dr Seuss.
Contact Adela to find out more about becoming a volunteer at Doorstep Library.
Stephanie is an associate with Doorstep Library and leads our volunteer training programme. She has worked on the training programme since 2014 and on our projects since 2013. Before her involvement with Doorstep Library she worked in education and the voluntary sector, in roles ranging through CEO of an international aid organisation, to teacher/trainer, education adviser and volunteer manager.
Stephanie’s favourite children’s book is: ‘The Magician’s Nephew’ by C. S. Lewis.
After a few years spent coordinating our home reading projects, Anna now manages and works on the development of our Online Reading Corner, which aims at spreading the love of reading with families far and wide, and reach children outside of the areas our home reading projects are currently based in. Before joining Doorstep Library Anna was running behaviour change projects across Westminster schools, focusing particularly on empowering parents and children to choose healthier and environmentally-friendly lifestyles. She is passionate about tackling inequality and promoting social mobility.
Anna’s favourite children’s book is: ‘Madeline’ by Ludwig Bemelmans.
Contact Anna to find out more about our Online Reading Corner, from partnership opportunities to referral pathways, or if you would like more information on how to join the sessions as a family.
Amy is our Programme Manager, overseeing our 15 home reading projects in four London boroughs, and supporting our Projects team to continue expanding to even more families. She has worked with Doorstep Library since 2017, where she was a Project Coordinator in Lambeth, setting up 4 new projects and establishing our connections in the borough. She is passionate about enabling access to books for all children, with a particular focus on the early years, and the importance of stories in early childhood development.
Amy’s favourite children’s book is: ‘Why the Whales Came’ by Michael Morpurgo.
Contact Amy to find out more about getting involved in our on the ground projects.
Naomi coordinates Doorstep Library’s projects in Hammersmith and Fulham, supporting teams of volunteers to share the fun of books and reading with children across the borough and online. Naomi studied English literature and philosophy and worked as an English teacher before joining Doorstep in 2021. While teaching, she saw how important a love of reading is for young people’s success in school and in life. She is driven by the desire to give every child access to the joys and empowerment that reading brings.
Naomi’s favourite children’s book is: ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak.
Contact Naomi if you’d like to get involved in our Hammersmith and Fulham hub.
Judah coordinates Doorstep Library’s projects in Lambeth, and supports teams of Doorstep Library volunteers to share the magic of books and reading with children across the borough. Judah studied Literature and worked on several children’s literacy initiatives before joining Doorstep in 2017. Judah is driven by her passion for Doorstep’s work and her commitment to educational equality.
Judah’s favourite children’s book is: ‘Tom’s Midnight Garden’ by Philippa Pearce.
Judah is currently on Maternity leave, to find out more about our Lambeth hub please contact Isey (see below).
Julia is our Camden Project Coordinator. She is excited to grow Doorstep Library’s newest borough, launching projects in Camden in 2021. Julia has previously worked as a Doorstep Library Team Leader for a year, and in the charitable sector for ten years. She is passionate about local solutions and working within her community. She loves reading and is thrilled to be able to work with Doorstep to share books every week.
Julia’s favourite children’s book is: ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ by Norman Juster
Contact Julia to find out more about getting involved in our Camden hub.
Faith started with Doorstep as a volunteer before becoming a Team Leader. She works alongside volunteers in Westminster to bring the joy of our reading session to families in the area. She was a product manager at the Co-Op, the Home Office and the BBC before joining. She loves Doorstep visits because “if you get a book that a child really clicks with, reading together is just plain fun!”
Faith’s favourite children’s book is: ‘Little House in the Big Woods’ by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Kirsty has been volunteering with Doorstep Library for 3 years before joining the team as a Team Leader in Hammersmith and Fulham in 2021. For 8 years Kirsty worked in the television and film sector and more recently turned her passion for storytelling to designing her own range of greetings cards featuring short stories for children and adults.
Kirsty is constantly inspired by the enthusiasm, imagination and vibrance that she encounters from the younger generation of readers she meets through Doorstep Library and is proud to be part of the team.
Kirsty’s favourite children’s book is The BFG by Roald Dahl.
Eliza joined in 2021 as our Westminster Project Coordinator, helping to organise a team of volunteers in bringing the joy of reading to families in South London. After completing a degree in English Literature at the University of Cambridge, she worked in education, theatre, and television. She is delighted to be able to share her love of a good story with families who need it the most. She firmly believes that access to a good story should be a right and not a privilege.
Eliza’s favourite children’s book is: ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen
Contact Eliza to find out more about getting involved in our Westminster hub.
Isey was previously a volunteer in Hammersmith and Fulham, and joined the team in 2021 after spending two years working in a remote community in northern Canada. An Arts graduate, she has worked in various roles in childcare and education, and believes that all children should have access to stories in the same way she did as a child. As someone who is (mildly!) obsessed with books and reading, Isey always looks forward to sharing this love with families and volunteers each week and seeing children become more confident in themselves.
Isey’s favourite children’s book is The Garden by Dyan Sheldon.
Contact Isey to find out more about getting involved in our Lambeth hub.