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How to talk to children about conflict and war

17th March 2022

When conflict and war are featured in the news on a daily basis, it is unsettling for everyone, but particularly so for children.  Young people often react with fear and confusion as they try to make sense of what is...

Winter Newsletter ’22

23rd February 2022

Find out about our exciting new launch of Online Read and Play groups, our World Book Day plans and more! Winter Newsletter ’22

How reading helps mental health and wellbeing

10th February 2022

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 precious...

Book Recommendations for Children’s Mental Health Week

7th February 2022

This Children’s Mental Health Week we’ve put together a list of six book suggestions that cover an array of different topics from dealing with anxiety to issues with OCD. The books are suitable for children ranging from 0 – 10...

Share the joy of a good story

1st February 2022

Did you know that National Storytelling Week starts on January 29th?  For a whole week, until February 5th, schools and other organisations will be giving children and adults the chance to share and tell stories. National Storytelling Week gives us...

A new year, a new opportunity

1st January 2022

A new year, a new opportunity to help others.  As 2022 begins, perhaps you’ve made a resolution to do ‘something’ for the area where you live or work.  Or simply to do ‘something’ to help others.  Why not make that...