The London Children’s Book Project
The London Children’s Book Project works with settings across the Capital to redistribute thousands of new and gently used books to children and their families.
Liberty Venn is a researcher and parent of two children living in West London. In the course of her work with literacy-oriented charities and with children’s publishers she became aware of the positive role that early access to books plays in children’s development and in their outcomes.
She is passionate about helping children to enjoy books and to read for pleasure. Where children become immersed in stories and with characters, they enjoy themselves and without realising, their literacy improves.
At this point, children make the leap from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn’. Suddenly reading material of all types presents ideas for discovery. Learning at school is hugely aided. Books become an exciting source of information as well as enjoyment.
How you can help
Liberty has set up the London Children’s Book Project on a voluntary basis following successful book-drives amongst families on behalf of her local primary school. At this stage it is fully self-funded.
Please contact Liberty if you would like to be involved in the project in any way. Email Liberty at firstname.lastname@example.org.