Monday 15 July 2019

Libraries run Summer Stars

Libraries run Summer Stars - Louth Library Service will run the Summer Stars reading programme for children in all library branches during the summer holidays from June 18th to the end of August.

This free reading adventure encourages children to read over their summer holidays , to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading ,and participate in the related events and activities at their local library .

Summer stars is a completely free programme and open to all children .

Each child simply keeps a record of the books they read on their reading card and gets recognition and encouragement along the way .

At the end of the programme , all children who participated will receive their own certificate of achievement at a special awards event .

With younger children , just talking about the story , the pictures in a book and the characters, and making connections from these to the child's own life can particularly improve their emotional development , confidence and understanding of the world .

The advantages that children get from regular exposure to reading material in their early years have been found to last throughout their lives .

The Summer Stars at your local library provides the whole family with an opportunity to explore the full range of events and facilities which are available, including story time sessions, bookclubs, children's activities, access to talking books and games, workshops , computers and internet access, and of course children's books for all ages .

For further information contact any of the Louth Library branches; Drogheda Library :041 9876162 , Ardee Library :041 6859023, Dunleer Library : 041 6859016 Or email ; libraryhelpdesk@louthcoco.

Create the Great summer camp

A Create the Great in You Summer Camp for young people between 12 & 17 years old takes place in Dundalk Institute of Technology on 26th 27th June in Room M111. Starts 10am until 3pm, 9.30am for registration.

The two day camp is designed to develop your leadership skills, build resilience and work in teams while making friends as well.

Guest speaker is Bryan Gartland Dindalk FC who is coming on the 26th to share his experience of leadership at a professional level.

The team includes Mark McCormack, founder, Simon Ryan, Mentor Creatiivity, Josh Challoner, Project Manager, Paige Mellin, Craig Kerr, Grace Kieran, Vicky Nulty and Krysten Bachen.

For further information on fees etc or to be in with a chance to win a scholarship share like and tag 10 friends on their Facebook page.

Contact for further information.

Drogheda Independent