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Saturday 22 September 2018

Children enjoy Reading Adventure in Gorey Library

‘Summer Star Reading Adventure’ at Gorey library. Librarian Martina Halford with, Rory, Dan and Bo Fleming
‘Summer Star Reading Adventure’ at Gorey library. Librarian Martina Halford with, Rory, Dan and Bo Fleming

Sara Gahan

More than 300 children have already registered for Gorey Library's 'Summer Stars Reading Adventure'.

But do not worry, there is still plenty of space and time to still register. The programme will continue for August. The Library just need the library card to join the adventure where participants will get rewards.

Summer Stars is the national reading programme for children which is taking place in 330 public libraries throughout the country for the summer months.

It is a free initiative that continues to grow in popularity every year, with an expected 65,000 children to participate this year.

As school is now out, the summer months provide an ideal opportunity for children to take time to find books they really enjoy and experience reading as an activity.

Access to books and reading for pleasure is well known to have many important long term benefits. Children who develop an interest in reading have been found to have greater self-esteem and well-being, greater creativity, better social and health outcomes, and an overall better quality of life as they get older.

Gorey Guardian

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