Be a Star Summer Reading Programme

Media Release                                                                      28th June, 2016.

Be a Star this Summer at your local library!

Dublin City Public Libraries invites all children and families to get involved in ‘Be a Summer Star’, the National Summer Reading Programme. The programme runs until 31st August, in all local libraries and is free of charge.
To participate, children should request a reading card at their local library and read any six books over the summer holidays.  At various stages boys and girls will receive rewards to encourage them to keep reading. Those who take part in the challenge will be invited to an event in their local library in September to celebrate participation. They will receive a Certificate of Achievement and goodie pack.
There are plenty of engaging books available for children of all ages including the very popular BFG by Roald Dahl and The Secret of Kells by Irish writer Eithne Massey.
“Obviously reading is at the heart of the library programme but there are also plenty of activities to be enjoyed at your local library along the way.  Children will have a chance to go on adventures with the click of a magic stick, hear about the fourth little pig, make a dream box, do some samba drumming and see the ever popular No Strings puppet show”, said Margaret Hayes, Dublin City Librarian.
Dublin City Council’s Arts Office also brings some wonderful programmes to libraries throughout the year.  From early years to teens, children’s imaginations will be busy as they are encouraged to draw, move, make music and write stories.
All library events are free but some need to be booked early to secure a place.  Keep informed and up to date by regularly checking your Library Events page at

For further information contact:
Terry Wogan, Senior Librarian, Dublin City Public Libraries T.(01) 6744843
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170, M. 087 740 0277 or email