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Be a Summer Reading Star at your Local Library
DeValera Library, Ennis Summer Stars Activities
Clare County Library Service will run the Summer Stars Reading Adventure for children in all library branches during the summer from the 2nd of July to the end of August. Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to children across the country. Library staff are delighted to welcome all children to join in. Libraries are very keen to work with teachers and families to encourage children to continue reading and also to participate in a range of fun activities during the summer.
Each child is invited to register for the adventure at their local library and enjoy reading many books during the summer holidays. All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress and a library reward stamp will be added to their reading card at the library after each book read. Children will be encouraged to continue reading throughout the programme and there will be rewards and incentives along the way. At the end of the adventure, all children who participate are invited to attend an award event at which they will be presented with their own Summer Stars certificate.
Children and families will also have access to fun reading activities on the Summer Stars website, www.summerstars.ie. The site has lots of online 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 helpful tips for reading and recommended titles by age group for children to read. The books can then be borrowed from your local library service, and it’s all free.
Some of the family oriented events taking place in Clare library branches during the summer include storytelling with world-renowned storytellers Niall de Burca and Pat Ryan, chess classes at Ennistymon Library, Cool Planet Talks by Cool Planet Champion Anne Marie Harrington and interactive presentations for parents and children from Dogs Trust on becoming confident with dogs and how to become a responsible dog owner both now and in the future.
Children are encouraged to borrow from the library’s extensive range of information books to support any of these presentations. Remember every book read not only increases childrens’ reading levels over the summer months but also gets you closer to receiving your award certificate at a special fun celebration event in early Autumn.
Further information is available from www.librariesireland.ie