Students from St. Malachy’s Infants NS and CBS Dundalk joined with Imaginosity Children’s Museum to help launch the Summer Stars Reading programme at Dundalk Library.
Louth County Library Service will run the Summer Stars Reading Programme for children in all library branches during the summer holidays from now to the end of August.
The Summer Stars programme is a free programme and all children and their families are welcome to join in.
Each child who registers for Summer Stars at their local library joins in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during their summer holidays. They will receive their own Summer Stars Reading Card to record their progress along the way 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. Fun rewards will be provided along the way. At the end of the challenge, all children who participate are invited to attend an award event at which they will be presented with their award certificate and medal.
Children and families will also have access to fun reading activities on the Summer Stars webpages at
www.librariesireland.ie/summer-stars/. The resource includes lots of fun activities, games, talking ebooks, stories, reading tips, book suggestions and funny interviews with children’s authors and other celebrities.
Ireland rugby giant and Louth native Rob Kearney has also come on board as a Summer Stars Champion, helping promote the importance of childhood reading and making reading fun. Checkout
Events for children will also be held in libraries during the summer.