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Summer Stars

Summer Stars is the national reading programme for children taking place in all 330 public libraries and online throughout the country from the 15th of June until the end of August. Summer Stars is a completely free programme and open to all children.

There are lots of fun activities planned for Summer Stars 2020, including the following: 

1. Summer Stars BorrowBox: Browse, borrow, read and listen to the Summer Stars collection of children’s e-books and e-audio books through the library’s BorrowBox app. This is free for all members to use from anywhere, anytime. Non-members can join online for free at

2. Online Storytime: Summer Stars storytime will be delivered by library staff and Irish authors including chapter-a-day readings from books, available through your local library social media pages and through the video gallery (coming soon!) 

3. Story Competition: As well an enjoying the amazing worlds of books, Summer Stars is also celebrating children’s imaginations by running a short story competition, An Unexpected Adventure. There are three age categories with great prizes for all the winners and runners-up.

4. Books: As public libraries continue to expand the services provided on a phased basis over the coming months, some authorities will provide book lending services to children where possible. Please check with your local library if book lending services are available.

5. Online Quizzes: Check your local library social media and website for upcoming Summer Stars online quizzes and scavenger hunts!

6. Weekly Book Review Competition: Drop your reviews into your local Kildare library and every week one review will win Book Review of the Week. There is a book token to be won each week! Download your Summer Stars Book Review here: SS2020 Book Review


Download your Summer Stars 2020 Reading Card here: Summer Stars 2020 Print at Home Reading Card in English or as Gaeilge here: SS2020 Gaeilge Reading Card


Watch this space for more information coming soon, and check out our social media for further information on local activities and events.