By Niamh, Leixlip library
How to Join the Summer Reading Programme!
To sign up, just call in to your local branch for a reading card or download one by clicking the button below.
If you’re not a member of the library yet, you can give your local branch a call to sign up over the phone or fill in the simple form here https://www.librariesireland.ie/join-your-library.
How it Works
Over the summer, any books you read from the library can be added to the list on the back. This can be physical books you pick up during your booked in 30 minute session or ebooks available through BorrowBox. BorrowBox (https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/mainPage.html?b2bSite=4821) has special sections of books on the homepage just for Summer Stars and this is divided by reading age. These books have many copies available so there is no wait – you can get dug in!
This year, when you complete your card, you can drop it back to the library and there will be a certificate at the end of the summer. If you’d like a chance at more juicy prizes there are two ways to win.
Each week, one review from Kildare will win a book voucher of €20. You can pick up a review page from your local library or print one off from here . Write down a few sentences of what you thought of the book and maybe draw us a picture and send it back digitally to your local library. You could be a winner! For more information check out our blog post on how to enter here.
Short Story Competition:
This year, the national summer stars programme includes a short story competition called An Unexpected Adventure for the following age groups:
Each category will have 14 runners up who win a €50 book voucher and 1 winner in the country who will win a tablet! All entries to be submitted in digital copy (e.g. Word, email or other) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 31st August. More details on this can be found here. https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/summer-stars/story-competition-an-unexpected-adventure
There are lots of colouring pages and other activities available now at https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/summer-stars/summer-stars-printable-activities and online story-times have already begun! Summer Stars story-time will be delivered by library staff and Irish authors including chapter-a-day readings from books, and toddlers can continue to enjoy picture book story-time. There will be quizzes and scavenger hunts from each of the libraries as we get further into the summer. Keep an eye on this Blog, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KildareCountyLibraryService/ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kildarelibrary/ for more.
Events and more activities to be announced!
If you have any questions about Summer Stars, please contact your local branch:
|Ballitore Library email@example.com 059 8623 344|
|Castledermot Library firstname.lastname@example.org 059 914 4117|
|Celbridge Library email@example.com 01 627 2207|
|Clane Library firstname.lastname@example.org 045 892 716|
|Kilcock Library email@example.com 01 628 4403|
|Kilcullen Library firstname.lastname@example.org 045 482 193|
|Kildare Library email@example.com 045 520 235|
|Leixlip Library firstname.lastname@example.org 01 606 0050|
|Maynooth Library email@example.com 01 628 5530|
|Monasterevin Library firstname.lastname@example.org 045 529 239|
|Naas Library email@example.com 045 879 111|
|Newbridge Library firstname.lastname@example.org 045 906 130|
|Rathangan Library email@example.com 045 528 078|