Summer Stars 2017

by Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on June 12, 2017 in Libraries

Réaltaí Shamhraidh - Summer Stars Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to all children across the country.  The Summer Stars Reading Adventure will run during the summer in Fingal in July and August. All children are invited to register for the adventure and enjoy reading many books during this […]

Réaltaí Shamhraidh - Summer Stars

Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to all children across the country.  The Summer Stars Reading Adventure will run during the summer in Fingal in July and August. All children are invited to register for the adventure and enjoy reading many books during this time. All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress and a grand finale event at the end for all participants.

Check out the Summer Stars website for lots of online games and activities as well as a range of animated ebooks. You will find a Children’s Books discussion board and interviews with well-known people about their favourite books. There are also some helpful tips for reading and some recommended titles for the various age groups.  The books can then be borrowed from your local library service. And it’s all free!

It is important to continue reading during the summer months. Research shows that children who read over the summer maintain their reading levels and return to school well able for the new school year. Reading also helps to develop creativity and the imagination.  It’s a fun and calming activity that will improve concentration and communication skills.

The best way to help someone pick a book, or to pick out books for yourself, is to make it FUN.

  • Find a book that you will really like
  • Understand the story by looking at the words or reading a page
  • Narrow your search by choosing books about something that you are interested in

Of course there is a lot more to libraries than books.  Fingal Libraries also offer:

  • Comics, graphic novels and magazines
  • Activities and games
  • Computers and Internet access
  • DVDs and CDs
  • Story-times
  • Fun reading events
  • Learning and reading spaces

So pick up a Star Card in your local library and be a Library SUMMER STAR in 2017!!

Fingal Libraries have published a guide to Summer Library Events for children and adults – collect a copy in your local branch today.

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