Bedrock Books aims to take a message of peace, empathy and compassion, through books to readers of all types. The project focuses on providing books for social benefit. It works through the generosity of people buying and donating copies of books, which are then sent to worthy causes.
HOW DOES THE PROJECT WORK?
The idea is very simple, we invite people who empathise with the purpose and values of Bedrock to donate books for worthy causes. We then give those books to different projects, whose recipients can benefit from reading and reflecting on the messages in the books.We encourage projects to use the books in active and creative ways and to feedback to us any responses to the books. The chosen books are non-political, non-religious and non-sectarian. Texts are intended to inspire and evoke rather than proscribe.
WHO ARE WE?
Bedrock Books is not-for-profit organisation entirely run by volunteers.
Bedrock Books promotes the following values:
• Self-Awareness • Empathy
HOW THE BOOKS MIGHT BE USED?
Depending on a person’s reading ability and developmental level, the books can have a positive impact on someone’s life. Here are some possible ways the books might be used.
To learn to read, or to develop reading skills.
To support personal and social understanding.
To build confidence, empathic listening, self belief.
Using the stories as starting points for creative expression e.g. theatre, music and story telling.