Summer Stars is the public library national summer reading programme for children that runs from the 15th of June until the end of August 2020. All children throughout the country are invited to join the adventure and to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing over the summer. Summer Stars is non-competitive and every child who reads even one book is regarded as having completed the programme – and it’s all completely free!
As this year has brought unforeseen changes to all of our lives and interactions with one another we are offering an enhanced online programme as well as the ability to borrow physical books.
Activities for Summer Stars 2020:
- Summer Stars BorrowBox: Browse, borrow, read and listen to the Summer Stars collection of children’s e-books and e-audio books through the library’s BorrowBox app. This is free for all members to use from anywhere, anytime: https://www.louthcoco.ie/en/services/library/online-services/.
Non-members can join online for free at https://www.librariesireland.ie/join-your-library.
- Online Storytime: Summer Stars storytime will be delivered by library staff and Irish authors including chapter-a-day readings from books, available through your local library social media pages, facebook.com/LouthCountyLibraries , and through the video gallery at summerstars.ie.
- Story Competition: As well as enjoying the amazing worlds of books, Summer Stars is also celebrating children’s imaginations by running a short story competition, An Unexpected Adventure. There are three age categories with great prizes for all the winners and runners-up.
- Books: As public libraries continue to expand the services provided on a phased basis over the coming months. Louth LIbrary Service is currently operating a Contact & Collect service. All details are available from your local branch.
- Online Quizzes: Check your local library social media and website for upcoming Summer Stars online quizzes and scavenger hunts!
Full details of the programme are available at www.summerstars.ie.
Details of how children can join and borrow from us will be available via our website https://www.louthcoco.ie/en/services/library/contact-collect-service/ or by contacting their local library. Parents/guardians can register their child, if not already a library member, either online or over the phone with the help of our staff.
Ardee Library 041-6859023
Carlingford Library 042-9324113
Dunleer Library 041-6859016
Drogheda Library 041-9876162
Dundalk Library 042-9353190
We would really appreciate if you could promote the programme to your pupils before the end of the academic year and we look forward to welcoming lots of children to this fun and engaging summer reading programme!
Louth Library Services.