Summer Stars is the, now annual, reading incentive program run in all public libraries across Ireland, from the middle of June until the end of August. It encourages children to keep reading during the school holidays and is available free of charge.
All children are invited to take part by registering at their local library. Every child taking part gets a Summer Stars Reading card and is challenged to read 8 books. Stamps are awarded for every book read, and there are some great fun incentives for those who complete a Reading card, which are also entered into a prize draw. The draw prizes include a family pass for Airfield, and from dlr Lesiure, multi-sport camp and family swims tickets, and vouchers for local retailers.
So, the more you read, the more chances you have to win.
Summer Stars 2021 is being launched on Monday 14 June. Keep an eye on our social media channels for the Launch Video.
This year Summer Stars starts with a program of events for schools. Every first and second class in dlr is invited to a Monster Storytime via Zoom. It takes place on Monday 21 June at 10am with Marianne McShane. Marianne will be reading, live, from her debut picture book, Rónan and the Mermaid. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register your class.
For families, there will be new storytimes debuting online each Friday at 3.30pm from the 18th of June and in July. You can watch these videos on our Facebook page here.
Also, on Friday 18 June, test your general knowledge with a Summer Stars Family Fun Quiz.
For Families in July we have:
Monsters in the Sea Drawing Workshop.
Making a Loch Ness monster from a template with Mags, Monday July 5th at 10am-11am, for 5 - 7 years
Biodiversity Workshop by The Rediscovery Centre,
Monday July 12th at 10am-11.30am 8-12 years
In the Sea - Monsters and Mermaids Drawing Workshop, A step-by-step draw along with Mags,
Monday July 19th at 10am-11am for 8- 12 years
Booking will be available through Eventbrite shortly.