Summer Stars 2024 – Launch in Clonmel Library!

It’s that time of year again where libraries up and down the length of Tipperary embark on our yearly mission to keep children reading over the summer! The annual Summer Stars programme encourages kids to keep up their reading skills by setting a challenge to finish a certain amount of books over the duration of the holidays.

Reading helps children to learn, explore, relax and escape. It also aids children’s literacy development and positively impacts on their cognitive development.

We can help by providing lists of popular authors for different age levels as well as individual recommendations for children who like something a little different from the norm! There are little prizes to help children mark their progress and there will also be loads of FREE events and activities taking place in branches so keep an eye out for what’s happening in your local library this summer and get involved.

Summer Stars 2024 was recently launched in Clonmel library with a little help from the kids in 4th class at Saint Oliver’s National school and Cian Ó Rathaille from Anyone 4 Science. They explored the magic behind Roald Dahl’s classic novels “George’s Marvellous Medicine” and “James and the Giant Peach”.

Speaking at the launch Senior Executive Librarian Pat Bracken said: “Pop into any library branch in Tipperary over the summers months to register for Summers Stars. Children will receive a Summer Stars Reading Card to help track their progress. At the end of the adventure, children returning their reading cards to their local library will receive a medal and a Summers Stars Reading Adventure Certificate”.

Remember, it’s completely FREE to join the library. There are no longer any fees, tariffs or charges so come on in, sign up and don’t miss out on a summer filled with imagination and adventure!

Summer Stars runs across all of Tipperary County Council Library Service branches until the 31st of August 2024.

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