Join the 2018 Summer Star reading adventure at your local Cork County library this summer.
Summer Stars is a free nationwide summer reading programme taking place at each of Cork County Libraries 28 branch libraries during July and August.
With the school holidays now underway, the summer months provide an ideal opportunity for children to take time to find books they really enjoy and experience reading as an activity which is fun and a source of entertainment. Last year over 6000 children took part here at Cork County library, borrowing over 106,000 books in July & August! We are looking forward to similar fun this year with thousands of new books being added to stock to keep up with the demand over the summer.
Children can register at their local library and enjoy reading for pleasure during the summer holidays. 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.
Summer Stars provides the whole family with an opportunity to explore the full range of children’s library services, including story time sessions, book clubs, children’s events, access to talking books and games, workshops, computers and internet access, and of course children’s books for all ages. It is a great opportunity to get to know your local library and librarians while building literacy and a love of reading along the way!
Access to books and reading for pleasure is well known to have many important long-term benefits. Children who develop an interest in reading have been found to have greater self-esteem and well-being, greater creativity, better social and health outcomes, and an overall better quality of life as they get older.