For those children who have done the SUMMER STARS READING ADVENTURE before: GOOD NEWS! It is happening again this summer. For those of you who haven’t done it. Try it! It is fun.
Wicklow Library Service will run the Summer Stars Reading Adventure for children in all library branches during the summer from Saturday 30th June to the end of August. Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to Primary School children across the country. We would be delighted to welcome all children to join in.
Each child is invited to register for the adventure at their local library and enjoy reading many books as part of the adventure during the summer holidays. All 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.
Children and families will also have access to fun reading activities on the Summer Stars website, www.summerstars.ie. The site has lots of online activities as well as a range of animated ebooks. You will find 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. The books can then be borrowed from your local library service, and it’s all free.
Events for children will also be held in your library service during the summer.