Summer Stars National Reading Adventure 2020

Summer Stars is the public library national summer reading programme for children that runs from the 15th of June until the end of August. All children throughout the country are invited to join the adventure and to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing over the summer. Summer Stars is non-competitive and every child who reads even one book is regarded as having completed the programme – and it’s all completely free!

How do I join the Summer Stars Reading Programme? - Pick up a reading card in your local library or download and print one at

Return your completed reading card to your local library and be in with a chance to win a prize at the end of the programme.

Activities for Summer Stars 2020:

1. Summer Stars BorrowBox: Browse, borrow, read and listen to the Summer Stars collection of children’s e-books and e-audio books through the library’s BorrowBox app. This is free for all members to use from anywhere, anytime.

2. Online Storytime: Summer Stars storytime will be delivered by library staff and Irish authors including chapter-a-day readings from books, available through your local library social media pages and through the video gallery on

3. Story Competition: As well enjoying the amazing worlds of books, Summer Stars is also celebrating children’s imaginations by running a short story competition (entries of no more than 500 words), An Unexpected Adventure. There are three age categories: age 6-9, age 10-14, age 15-18. There will be 15 finalists in each category and one national winner from each category. For full details check out

4. Book Reviews:  A book review section on allows readers to upload their views on what they have read.

For all the details on Summer Stars including recommended reads for children and printable activities please check out