Offaly Libraries are delighted to announce the launch of our annual Summer Stars Reading Adventure. Students from 2nd Class, Scoil Mhuire, recently visited Tullamore Library to officially kick off the programme and a great morning was had by all.

Summer Stars is the public library national summer reading programme and runs from the 13th June until the end of August. Freely available to all children, this exciting reading-based initiative encourages children to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing over the summer.

Children throughout the county are invited to register for this programme at their local library.

All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading card to track their progress and a reward stamp will be added to their card at the library after each book read.

Children will be encouraged to continue reading throughout the programme with rewards and incentives provided along the way. Summer Stars is non-competitive and every child who reads even one book/ebook will receive a certificate of achievement at the end of the adventure!

A programme of events and activities will also be held in branches and online throughout the summer including art, crafts, storytelling, scavenger hunts and quizzes. Keep an eye on our website and social media feeds for updates! .

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