dlr Libraries are running a Summer Reading Buzz again this year from early June-early September. Last year over 500 children participated and this year it will be even bigger. We’re joining forces with our colleagues in the other 3 Dublin authorities (Dublin City, South Dublin and Fingal) and also those in Kildare and Longford. The Summer Reading Buzz is an excellent opportunity to encourage children to keep reading and enjoying stories over the summer months. It will be officially launched on 17th June in Tallaght Library, attended by Frances Fitzgerald TD, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and the Cathaoirleachs/Lord Mayors from each of the participating authorities.
The idea of the Summer Reading Buzz is simple. Children pick up a Summer Reading Buzz Membership Card from their local library and for every book they read, they get a bee stamp in their card. Other incentives include bright, colourful bookmarks, stickers, Summer Buzz pencils and after 10 books are read, a Summer Buzz wristband and a certificate. Once completed, membership cards are posted into a special post box hive in each library and a draw will take place for some excellent prizes in September. We hope that children and their families have the opportunity to enjoy the many free and enjoyable resources available to them at their local libraries over the summer.