Every child a library member – information

adcc3735b9Welsh libraries and primary schools have joined forces to provide every primary school child with a library card – the project started in March 2013 with six local authorities piloting the initiative and, thanks to Welsh Government funding from the Department of Culture, Sport & Tourism, this has now been rolled out to all 22 local authorities targeting up to 35,000 year 4 primary school children.

This card will allow children to borrow books straight away. Once proof of address is provided, they can then have access to thousands of free books as well as many more resources to help improve their school work and enhance their leisure time.

Phase 3 Roll Out (September 2015 – March 2016)

The final stage of this project has now been rolled out to all 22 local authorities targeting up to 35,000 year 4 primary school children.

Scroll down for artwork, templates and online evaluation survey links.

Phase 2 – Roll Out  (October 2014 – May 2015)

The ECALM project was rolled out to another 10 authorities.  A total of 16 authorities were involved in the project targeting 25,000 children. Approximately 76% of primary schools in those areas taking part in the project signed up.

The evaluation of Phase 2 of the project is now available to download.

Pilot Project (January – June 2014)

Over 8000 pupils were targeted by library staff across the six pilot authorities with approximately 76% of primary schools in those areas taking part in the project. The evaluation of the pilot project is now available to download.

Evaluation Surveys

Children (English) – Survey Monkey Link

Children (Welsh) – Survey Monkey Link

Teachers (English) – Survey Monkey Link

Teachers (Welsh) –  Survey Monkey Link

Parents (English) – Survey Monkey Link

Parents (Welsh) – Survey Monkey Link

Staff (English) – Survey Monkey Link

Staff (Welsh) – Survey Monkey Link

  • ECALM Phase 3 Progress Report

  • Phase 3 Roll Out (September 2015 - March 2016)

    Staff Briefing - Phase 3 Roll Out (August 2015), Staff Briefing - Phase 3 Roll Out (June 2015), Key event questionnaire Feedback evaluation form (Deadline: 31st March 2016), Grant application (Deadline: 30th September 2015)

  • Phase 2 - Roll Out (October 2014 - May 2015)

    Evaluation Report, Appendix 1 Media Coverage, Appendix 2 Feedback Forms

  • Pilot Project (January - June 2014)

    Evaluation Report, Appendices

  • Artwork A5 Leaflet for Cards

  • Artwork A5 Leaflet Arabic

    Page 1, Page 2, Both Pages, Printable Version

  • Artwork A5 Leaflet Polish

    Page 1, Page 2, Both Pages, Printable Version

  • Artwork A5 Leaflet Czech

    Page 1, Page 2, Both Pages, Printable Version

  • Artwork A5 Urdu

    Page 1, Page 2, Both Pages, Printable Version

  • Template Press Release (word doc)

    English, Welsh

  • Opt out letter (word doc)

    English, Welsh

  • Letter to parents (word doc)

    English, Welsh

  • Letter to children (word doc)

    English, Welsh

  • Filming/Photography notice (word doc)

    English, Welsh

  • Evaluation Surveys Children (English)

    PDF, Word

  • Evaluation Surveys Children (Welsh)

    PDF, Word

  • Evaluation Surveys Teachers (English)

    PDF, Word

  • Evaluation Surveys Teachers (Welsh)

    PDF, Word

  • Evaluation Surveys Parents (English)

    PDF, Word

  • Evaluation Surveys Parents (Welsh)

    PDF, Word

  • Evaluation Surveys Staff (English)

    PDF, Word

  • Evaluation Surveys Staff (Welsh)

    PDF, Word