Home and Online Reading Project

Price: Free | Project by: Doorstep Library
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About Project

Here at Doorstep Library, we believe in the power of words to take you places. We are a community-focused charity dedicated to bringing the gift of books and the joy of reading into the homes of children and families who need our support. Our Reading Volunteers go into homes in disadvantaged areas across London, to inspire a love of books, of stories and storytelling, and to instil a lifelong passion for reading.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 has accelerated educational inequality at an alarming rate and continues to be a growing problem, with four in every ten children in London living in households in poverty. Doorstep Library has been fighting inequality in education since 2010, introducing the magic and benefits of reading, to more than 1,600 children.
We recruit and train volunteers to go into some of the most disadvantaged areas in London to help introduce young children (0-11 years old) to the pleasure of reading. Other literacy charities get books into homes; Doorstep Library's unique home-based services means we are there in person, finding the most appropriate books for every child we visit and building a relationship with the whole family. Our goal is to help each child develop the self-confidence and essential skills they need. Our tailored service enables us to help prepare children for school and broaden their opportunities in later life.
If you would like to support your local community and are interested in finding out more about our volunteer roles, please visit us at www.doorsteplibrary.org.uk and book onto one of our regular Information Sessions.

Project runs weekly

During: School Term

Excluding: School Holidays & Bank Holidays

Mo
16:30-19:00
Tu
16:30-19:00
We
Th
16:30-19:00
Fr
Sa
Su
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In-person Support In-person Support
Target Young People , Parents , Charities , Teaching Staff
Cost Free
Location Doorstep Library office
34 Grosvenor Gardens
London, SW1W 0DH
Available from - to 06/09/2021-22/07/2022

Any questions about the project?
Call 020 8870 1476

Organiser
Doorstep Library

Doorstep Library

tel: 020 8870 1476
web: https://www.doorsteplibrary.org.uk/
34 Grosvenor Gardens
London, SW1W 0DH