Summer Stars 2020

Summer Stars National Reading Adventure 2020

The hugely popular reading programme, Summer Stars, returns this summer from June 15th until the end of August. All children throughout the country are welcome to join the fun and experience the exciting adventures that reading & writing can bring. It's completely free to take part, all you need is a library account. If your child isn't a member they can join online at

This year's programme will be a little different than previous years as it will take place largely online. Luckily there are a few simple steps to get you started!

  1. Contact your local library branch to register your child's library account for Summer Stars. Contact details can be found at
  2. Once registered, you can find the Summer Stars reading card at
  3. Go to where you can find lots of activities, printable colouring sheets, read & write book reviews and find recommended reads & handy Summer reading tips. There's also a children's story writing competition where you could win a tablet!
  4. Download the BorrowBox app to a smartphone or tablet to find lots of children's eBooks & eAudiobooks, with an expansive selection added especially for Summer Stars.
  5. You can still borrow physical books from your local branch by availing of our Browse by Appointment service (currently available in Dundalk & Drogheda libraries) or our Contact and Collect service (currently available in Ardee, Dunleer & Carlingford libraries). Details of which can be found at
  6. Make sure to like our Facebook pagefollow our Instagram for extra content such as storytelling videos & quizzes.