Going Places with Books - Summer Reading Challenge

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Going Places with Books, Summer Reading BuzzYesterday (Wednesday, 30th of July), the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan launched the Public Libraries' Summer Reading Programme in the Central Library, ILAC Centre, Dublin.
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The Summer Reading Programme runs in public libraries across the country every July and August and is a hugely popular and successful reading event for children of all ages and abilities. Each child chooses the books they wish to read, keeps a record of their progress and gets recognition for each step along the way. At the end of the challenge, all children who have read the target number of books get a certificate of achievement at a special awards event.

Here in Dublin...

Here in Dublin City Libraries, together with our library colleagues in Kildare, Fingal, Dun Laoghaire-RathdownSouth Dublin and Longford, we run the hugely popular 'Going Places with Books' Summer Reading Buzz (see right).

Children have been participating in their droves in the Summer Reading Buzz ever since they started their summer holidays. If your child has not yet signed up, make sure they visit their local library and join the Summer Reading Buzz. The staff in the library will give them a Buzz membership card and they will get a bee stamp on their card every time they read a library book, and when the card has 10 stamps they can enter a free draw for lots of prizes! 

The more books they read the more cards they fill and so the more times they can enter the draw! If they read 10 books by the end of the summer, the librarian will also award them with a Reading certificate. And they can watch out for a few surprises!

Check out also the new Reading Champions website.  

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