Summer Stars is an annual initiative under the Right to Read Programme which promotes children’s literacy and reading development. Summer Stars takes place from 14th June to 31st August and focuses on encouraging children to develop and continue the reading habit during the summer months.
The Summer Star Reading Challenge here in Fingal libraries will be featuring storytime videos, quizzes and competitions online on our Social Media channels, Facebook https://bit.ly/2RNcno8 ,
Visit a Fingal Library Branch nearest to you and you can loan up to 12 items for three weeks. You can also view the online catalogue here; https://www.fingal.ie/council/service/find-book-view-your-loans-and-renew-your-items
If you are having difficulties in deciding on a title or two, check out the recommended reads for children of different age groups here; https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/recommended-reads-for-children
Take a look at Summer Reading Tips on ideas on how to help children to enjoy reading during the summer; https://www.librariesireland.ie/summer-reading-tips
Libraries Ireland is running a Short Story competition, celebrating your imagination. There are three age categories: age 6-9, age 10-14, age 15-18, with great prices for all the winners and runners up.
To enter, write a story using the following opening line:
Of all the places in the world, I never thought I would be here…
For more information on this great competition; https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/summer-stars/of-all-the-places-in-the-world-i-never-thought-i-would-be-here
For more resources, such as printable activities and colouring pages for Summer Stars to download; https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/summer-stars/summer-stars-printable-activities
To view book reviews from children around the country or to just add your own; https://www.librariesireland.ie/summer-stars/childrens-book-reviews
So, let’s start reading for this Summer Challenge!!!