Summer Stars is the national summer reading programme for children that runs all around Ireland in our public libraries from the 15th of June until the end of August.
With the impact of COVID 19 and the closures of our schools and libraries, the Summer Stars Reading Challenge will take place online to encourage and engage children in reading and creativity. Storytime, chapter readings, quizzes and crafts will be shared weekly on the Waterford Library’s Facebook page and website – www.waterfordlibraries.ie.
All children throughout the country are invited to join the adventure and to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing over the summer. Summer Stars is non-competitive and every child who reads even one book is regarded as having completed the programme. The Summer Stars Reading Challenge is free to access on our website and features storytime, quizzes and activities that will motivate children to take part in reading-related hobbies over the summer.
Take part in our online storytime or share a love of stories in your home with a daily reading commitment of 20 minutes reading with your child daily. All reading counts, whether its independent or shared, and will support your child’s literacy and creativity during summer.
Read ebooks or eAudiobooks downloaded from our website, enjoy comics and magazines, re-read a favourite story or read what you have in your home to keep reading a priority over the summer months.
You can keep track of your child’s reading with our downloadable Reading Card at waterfordlibraries.ie or pick up a card from library staff when you visit branches to use the “Contact and Collect” service in Central Library and Dungarvan. You can return your child’s Reading Card to one of our library branches before August 31st to make sure they receive a Reading Achievement certificate in the Autumn.
If you can’t print the Reading Card that’s no problem! Encourage your child to record books or comics they’ve read and get in touch with us before August 31st to register their name for a reading Achievement Certificate – call us on 0761 102696 or email CarrickphierishLibrary@waterfordcouncil.ie