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Resources

26 April 2021

Reading Friends Partner Survey

Evaluation survey for organisations or services who have partnered with you on Reading Friends – this may be a local charity, a local authority service, a link worker or cultural organisation. 14 May is the submission deadline.

21 April 2021

Reading Ahead Champions - pilot evaluation report

In 2019-20 The Reading Agency worked with Staffordshire prisons to pilot an extension to the Reading Ahead programme called Reading Ahead Champions. This report outlines the findings and recommendations.

21 April 2021

Reading Friends Under 11s Evaluation Feedback Tool

This evaluation feedback tool can be used with primary aged children under 11 involved in Reading Friends. Please complete by 14 May.

19 April 2021

Bookmarks with feedback survey

Print these bookmarks on card or thick paper and cut them out individually to hand out on World Book Night. The QR code links to a survey to provide feedback to The Reading Agency. These bookmarks are designed to be used...

19 April 2021

Bookplates with feedback survey

You can stick these bookplates to the inside cover of books you’re handing out so that every participant knows about World Book Night. The QR code links to a survey to provide feedback to The Reading Agency. These bookplates are...

30 March 2021

Reading Friends Evaluation Guidance

Guidance to using Reading Friends evaluation surveys.

30 March 2021

Reading Friends Befriender Survey

Use this Reading Friends evaluation survey to capture feedback from Reading Befrienders.

30 March 2021

Reading Friends Young Participant Survey

This is a paper version of the Reading Friends participant survey for 11-17 year olds.

30 March 2021

Reading Friends Participant Survey

Use this evaluation survey to capture feedback from Reading Friends participants.

18 March 2021

Dementia Specific Evaluation Tool

This specific evaluation tool resource can be used with people who are living with dementia. It’s a useful tool for people who cannot fill in surveys or for whom surveys aren’t appropriate. It can help capture ‘in the moment’ thoughts,...

26 February 2021

Partnership form Reading Well collections

This form is intended for completion by libraries that have lent out Reading Well book collections to local partners. These partners may include schools, community hubs, prison library services, workplaces or other relevant community organisations.

12 February 2021

Reading Friends Participation Monitoring form

Make sure to save the form first and then edit it. Please email this to readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk on the submission dates.

10 February 2021

Reading Friends Matching Questionnaire

You can use this to match up your Reading Friends and Reading Befrienders by their interests and also find out more about them. It can be a useful way of finding out any support needs. If you’re able to email...

31 January 2021

Reading Ahead sign-up sheets

Use these sheets to sign-up participants and collect information for your evaluation form that you will need to complete when you finish the programme.

15 January 2021

Reading Friends Evaluation Champions toolkit

There will be people who cannot fill in evaluation surveys or for whom this it isn’t appropriate. These Evaluation Champions tools capture ‘in the moment’ thoughts, feelings, comments, quotes and stories from Reading Friends sessions, and can be a useful...

11 December 2020

Social prescribing infographic

Library social prescribing offer infographic, customizable for a local service context.

25 November 2020

Research on loneliness Nov 2020

Read more about the variety of research that has been conducted since the beginning of the pandemic and some key findings.

15 September 2020

Silly Squad Library Evaluation Form

Download the Library Evaluation Form for Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020. We know that the impact of Covid-19 has made delivery of the Challenge very different this year. Please answer as many questions as you can to share your experiences,...

03 July 2020

Silly Squad: Online Data

This document outlines the information required for accessing Silly Squad participant data for your library authority.

10 May 2020

Reading Friends infographic 2018-2019

Highlights from our full evaluation report including some key outcomes and quotes.

06 May 2020

Reading Friends executive summary 2018-2019

Read a summary of our evaluation report 2018-2019.

06 May 2020

Reading Friends Impact report 2018-2019

Find out how Reading Friends has been tackling loneliness through the proven power of reading.

18 March 2020

Reading Well Wales: Adaptable PowerPoint presentation

An adaptable PowerPoint presentation for advocacy of Reading Well Books on Prescription in local health and social care settings. Contains key information about the scheme, including the how it works in libraries, the development process, and evaluation findings.

05 March 2020

Reading Well Wales: evaluation infographic 2018-19

An infographic showing the key findings of the first year evaluation of Reading Well in Wales (dementia scheme only).

24 February 2020

Reading Ahead evaluation report 2018-19

Please use and share our evaluation report to demonstrate the impact of the programme.

30 January 2020

Reading Well evaluation infographic 2018/19

An infographic showing the key findings of the Reading Well evaluation report 2018/19.

26 September 2019

Reading Ahead 2018-19 Roll of honour

We would like to congratulate all organisations who have taken part in Reading Ahead over the past year for welcoming so many people to the world of reading and all the benefits that brings. Each year we produce a roll...

31 May 2019

Reading Well evaluation poster 2018-19

A downloadable A4 poster for promoting the online surveys for the Reading Well evaluation 2018-19. To be printed and displayed in libraries.

01 March 2019

The Summer Reading Challenge review 2018, full document

The Summer Reading Challenge is reviewed every four years to check it is still working well, to respond to changing operational needs, and to identify potential improvements and growth. The review was ambitious in its scope and generated more than...

01 March 2019

Summer Reading Challenge Review 2018, executive summary

The Summer Reading Challenge is reviewed every four years to check it is still working well, to respond to changing operational needs, and to identify potential improvements and growth. The review was ambitious in its scope and generated more than...