Be a Summer Star!

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Summer Stars logo How can you explore faraway planets, maybe meet aliens or communicate with artificial intelligence, all from the safety of planet earth? By getting down to your local library! Dublin City Libraries are getting ready to roll out the Summer Stars Reading Adventure for 2019. Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based challenge which is available free of charge to all children in Dublin.

It will run in all of our libraries over the summer so you have plenty of time to complete the challenge if you sign up early. Children are invited to register for the adventure from Saturday June 15th!

 All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress. There will be rewards along the way like bookmarks, pencils, wristbands, pencil-cases and notebooks.

There will be awards ceremonies at the start of September and all the children that completed the challenge before August 31st will be given a book-bag, a Certificate of Achievement and a Summer Stars medal!

There will also be Smyth’s Toys vouchers to be won in each of our libraries, so get reading to be in with a chance of winning!

 We also have some great colouring sheets, an activity sheet and you can even submit book reviews and your own stories too!  

Summer Stars

Dublin City Libraries will also have lots of free, family-friendly events in our libraries over the summer. You can find out more about these events at and contact your local library to book a place.

Everyone is invited to check out the Summer Stars website at which has lots of online games and activities as well as a range of animated e-books. You will find a children’s books discussion board and interviews with well-known people about their favourite books. There are also helpful tips for reading and recommended titles by age group for children to read. The books can then be borrowed from your library. And it’s all free!

You can follow Summers Stars on Twitter @StarsReading and on Facebook and Instagram at Summer Stars at your Library.

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