The popular Summer Stars Reading Adventure is back in public libraries throughout Donegal this summer. Join Binky and Zoink at your local library and join in the fun during Summer 2017.

Summer Stars is a free programme, open to all children in all local libraries in Donegal.

Cathaoirleach Cllr Gerry McMonagle thinks that this is a great opportunity for parents to bring their children along to their local library. “We have local libraries right around the county and the Summer Reading Stars Programme is a great free way to keep your children occupied during the summer months and keep their reading skills intact during the holidays”.

Each child who registers for the programme at their local library joins in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during the summer. Children will receive their own Summer Stars Reading Card to record their progress and the Summer Stars Reward Stamp will be added to their card at the library for each book read. Fun rewards will be provided along the way. At the end of the programme, all children who have participated will be invited to attend an awards event.

Donna Cavanagh, Senior Librarian with Donegal County Council believes that this programme is a great way to make sure that there is no dip in your childs reading over the summer months.
“The summer reading programme is really beneficial to children as it keeps their brain active over the summer months and sparks a creative and imaginative flare that they wouldn’t have if they didn’t read,” says Donna.

“We have been running summer reading programmes for over 15 years and we are delighted to see this programme being rolled out at a national level under the Summer Reading Stars brand”.
“Evidence shows that summer reading loss can average two months reading achievement each year, which some children may never regain. Libraries have an essential role in providing access to books and in designing activities that help children enjoy reading and develop their reading skills.

Kids can visit www.librariesireland.ie/summer-stars which includes lots of great activities, games, Talking Ebooks, stories, reading tips, book suggestions by age group and humorous interviews with children’s authors and other celebrities.

You can also keep up to date with information on events at your local library in Donegal by checking www.donegallibrary.ie or by following Donegal County Library on Facebook and Twitter.

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