South Dublin Libraries’ annual Summer Stars Reading Adventure was launched recently at the new North Clondalkin Library by Mayor Cllr Ed O’Brien and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien T.D. The launch of the 2021 Summer Stars Reading Adventure coincided with the opening of the new North Clondalkin Library. North Clondalkin Library is a brand-new state of the art library in the heart of the community. Summer Stars Reading Adventure is an exciting reading-based programme that is available free of charge to all children across the country.
South Dublin Libraries are delighted to actively participate in this national initiative each year. Last year 1,206 children took part, and approximately 22,000 books/audiobooks were borrowed. Library staff are busy promoting the reading adventure in schools across the County so it is hoped that even more children will participate this year. All children across South Dublin County are invited to register for the adventure and enjoy reading during the summer months. All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress. The children will receive rewards and incentives along the way, and each library will host a grand finale event at the end for all participants who will receive their Summer Stars certificate.
The Summer Stars Reading Adventure provides the whole family with an opportunity during the school summer break to explore the full range of events and facilities at their local South Dublin library. An exciting programme of events is planned which includes story-time sessions, toddler time sessions, arts and crafts workshops, STEAM activities, drama and magic shows, and lots more. As well as access to children’s books, audiobooks and DVDs for all ages within the library, our website www.southdublinlibraries.ie has a host of free online resources including access to e-books, audiobooks and magazines. And there’s no need to worry if you’re heading off on holiday in the Republic of Ireland because with the new national library card, books can be borrowed and returned to any public library!
For more information about the Summer Stars Reading Adventure or for details about joining the library (which is free of charge), ask at your local South Dublin library or visit www.southdublinlibraries.ie.