Evaluation of Reading Rollercoaster for Northern Chief Librarians Youth & Education Group

Reading Rollercoaster Summer Reading Challenge (the SRC) was launched in 2004 by the Reading Agency to help promote reading to children and to encourage them to use the libraries.


The evaluation was funded by a NEMLAC Innovation Grant to assess the impact that this challenge had on 12 Library Authorities in the Northern Region. It was based on qualitative research that was gathered through interviews with key staff and participants. This evidence was collected through video and audio recordings and was assed against Generic Learning Outcomes.


A written report was produced and circulated widely through libraries regionally and nationally.

 A DVD was produced and shown to a conference of regional library staff.

This project was Funded by North East Museums, Libraries & Archives Council. For a copy of the report go to www.mlanortheast.org.uk/nemlac/resources - Summer Reading Challenge