Summer Stars Reading Adventure 2019

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

All children throughout the country are invited to join the 2019 Summer Stars programme at their local library. Children can borrow any children's books they like throughout the summer and get rewards for reading along the way - and it's all completely free! 

Each child simply signs up at their local library, keeps a record of the books they read on their reading card and gets recognition and encouragement for each step along the way. At the end of the programme, all children who participate receive their own certificate of achievement at a special awards event.

The National Summer Stars Reading Adventure 2019 is part of the Right to Read literacy initiative that encourages children to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and to participate in a range of events and activities at their library.

At the launch of the programme, Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, said “Libraries will deliver a programme of events for the whole family, such as story time sessions, book clubs, themed children’s activities including stories and rhymes, drama, LEGO workshops, music and art sessions as well as sessions to support children and parents in using the collections of children’s books, ebooks and e-audio books for all ages.

The programme is in its fourth year and the focus of the campaign is to support and co-ordinate children and families in literacy and reading development activities.

The initiative takes place in all 330 public libraries and is co-ordinated at national level by the Right to Read Steering Group, chaired by the Department of Rural and Community Development in collaboration with Libraries Development in the Local Government Management Agency.

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