A treat for young bookworms

The Kerry Library service have launched a new free reading programme for primary school children across the county.

The 'Summer Stars Reading Adventure' will run during July and August in the Kerry Library Service.

Children are invited to register for the programme and enjoy reading the eight books required as part of the adventure.

All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress and these reading cards are available at all libraries in the county.

At the end of the programme a prize-giving ceremony will take place at each library where successful participants will be presented with a Certificate of Completion and a prize pack.

Everyone is invited to check out the Summer Stars website at www.summerstars.ie which has lots of online games and activities as well as a range of animated e-books.

It features a children's books discussion board and interviews with well-known people about their favourite books. There are also helpful tips for reading and recommended titles by age group for children to read.