Thursday 20 June 2019

Summer Stars book worms

Summer Stars is a free nationwide summer reading programme taking place at each of Cork County's 28 branch libraries during July and August.

With the school holidays now under way, the summer months provide an ideal opportunity for children to take time to find books they really enjoy and experience reading. It is an activity which is fun and a source of entertainment. Last year over 6,000 children took part here at Cork County library, borrowing over 106,000 books in July and August.

Children can register at their local library and enjoy reading for pleasure during the summer holidays. 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.

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.