Summer Stars Reading Adventure returns to Wicklow Libraries

The Summer Stars Reading Adventure is back and running in all County Wicklow public libraries from Monday, June 12th until Thursday, 31st August 2023.

Every child in Wicklow is invited to call into their local library and sign-up. Last year, over 3,200 children took part and Wicklow County Council are expecting another bumper year in 2023.

Highlighting the importance of keeping up the practice of reading over the summer holidays, the Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, Cllr Tommy Annesely, said: “Encouraging your child to take part in Summer Stars is a great way for them to continue their learning journeys and have fun while they do it! Research shows that children who read over the Summer maintain their reading levels and return to school more prepared for the new school year.” 

Summer Stars is completely free and non-competitive. All children who participate will be given a reading card (to track their reading progress), bookmark, pencil, sticker and medal at the end of the Summer.

An exciting addition to the programme for 2023, will see children in with a great chance of winning tickets for some of the best family experiences Wicklow has to offer including Clara Lara, Beyond The Trees, Wicklow Gaol and Greenan Maze.

On top of this some amazing events and workshops are planned in library branches across the county.  Contact your local library for more details or keep an eye on the library service’s social media pages. 

And best not forget about all our super online resources. The new BorrowBox Summer Stars ebook and audiobook collections will be available through the app or online. Books read on Borrowbox will count on reading cards too!

At the same time, Wicklow County Council Library Service will be celebrating the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the amazing Republic of Ireland team who qualified for their first major senior tournament. Children aged nine and over are all set to receive an activity book so they can engage with the game and show their support for the girls in green.

Wicklow County Council’s Chief Executive, Emer O’Gorman, stated: “We are incredibly proud to join in the celebration of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and honour the Republic of Ireland team. Wicklow County Council Library service is excited to be playing their part by giving out FAI activity books in libraries across the county. Children will enjoy all the puzzles and activities and be ready to support the team, including our very own Wicklow stars Louise Quinn and Áine O’Gorman.” 

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