dlr Libraries are delighted to announce that our annual Summer Stars Reading Adventure for children will take place in all library branches again this summer.
Summer Stars was officially launched by An Cathaoirleach Cllr Lettie Mc Carthy on our Facebook Page in June.
Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to all children. We are encouraging all children to join in and to participate in our range of storytelling and other fun activities during the summer.
Each child is invited to register for the reading adventure at their local library and enjoy reading many books during the summer holidays. All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress and a library reward stamp will be added to their reading card at the library after each book read. Children will be encouraged to continue reading throughout the programme and there will be rewards and incentives along the way.
Summer Stars is a national programme so even when you are on holidays children can avail of the opportunity to pop into any library in Ireland and get their cards stamped and updated. You can find the details of all libraries here .
At the end of the adventure, all children who participate are invited to attend an award event at which they will be presented with their own Summer Stars certificate. There will be prizes for some participants and we are delighted to say that Airfield Estate have once again come on board as our first prize sponsor.
Events for children will also be held in branches and online throughout the summer. This year we’re delighted to welcome back old favourites Alan Nolan and Sarah Webb for some events in June and August. We’ll have a live Monster Storytime session online with author and storyteller Marianne McShane and the wonderful Wayne O’Connor will also be joining us for fun, laughs and lots of stories. Library staff will also be hosting events so plenty to keep everyone occupied during the summer break from school. Do watch out for our Teddy Bear workshops in particular!
Keep an eye on our website and social media feeds for updates.