#Where Do Words Take YOU?

24th November 2021

In celebration of our 10th birthday this year we launched our #WhereDoWordsTakeYOU? campaign, asking children and adults alike, to share the journeys that reading takes them on. The campaign was a huge success, garnering support from a number of high-profile authors, including current Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell and former Children’s Laureate, Malorie Blackman. You can read all our amazing campaign supporter journeys on our Friends of Doorstep Library page. You can see a full list of our campaign supporters below.

As part of the campaign, we ran a special ‘Win Your Age in Books’ competition for all of our children asking them to tell or show us, where words take them. We received so many fabulous entries but, in the end, the two lucky winners were, 5-year-old Anishkaa and 11-year-old Ruhama. Both girls won their age in books – a fantastic selection to keep and enjoy!

Anishkaa
Under 5's Winner

She plays with the presents you gave her all the time. She was doing the coloring book you gave her this morning. Thank you! – Pooma, Anishkaa’s Mum

Ruhama
Over 6's Winner

Thank you for the books! After one week I have read all five of the Percy Jackson books. It’s an adventure series about the gods and mythology and I really enjoyed it.

Runners up

#WhereDoWordsTakeYou postcards

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