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Celebrating the life and legacy gift of Joanna Beckitt

21st April 2021

We are incredibly grateful to Joanna Beckitt for remembering Doorstep Library with a legacy gift. The success of our programmes relies on the dedication that our volunteers give to us and the families we work with. Without our volunteers, we...

New year and new doorways to reading together

7th January 2021

New year and new doorways to reading together.  As 2021, and a new national lockdown begins, I wanted to take a bit of time to reflect on what this past year has meant for Doorstep Library, and the families we...

We must act now to close the widening educational attainment gap

16th September 2020

By Katie Bareham, Doorstep Library Director We must act now to close the widening educational attainment gap between rich and poorer children. UNESCO states that: “the biggest single indicator of whether a child is going to thrive at school and...

Doorstep Library’s weekly e-visits

15th July 2020

Doorstep Library’s weekly e-visits were launched back in April as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the temporary suspension of our projects. We at Doorstep Library want to do everything we can to continue to support families in discovering...

The impact of reading on children’s mental health

9th June 2020

At Doorstep Library, we are firm believers that the impact of reading on children’s mental health goes well beyond the development of strong literacy skills. Over the last ten years of delivering our home reading projects, we have had the...

The therapy of reading – how to read during lockdown

21st May 2020

The therapy of reading – how to read during lockdown.  This week we want to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week.  We know that so many people are finding the long period of isolation difficult and that this may give rise...