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More About Summer Stars

Some more information about the Summer Stars reading programme

Summer Stars

Summer Stars National Reading Adventure 2024

Summer Stars is the public library national summer reading programme for children that runs from the start 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/e-book is regarded as having completed the programme – and it’s all completely free!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr. Seuss

Activities for Summer Stars 2024

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. Non-members can join online for free at

2. StorytimeSummer Stars storytime will be delivered by library staff, available in your local library. 

3. Books: Public libraries are open so do visit to stock up on your summer reads and register for Summer Stars! 

4. Reading cards and reviews: Children can track their reading progress with reading cards which can be marked each time a book is read, online or in print form. These are available from your local library or for download and print below. The reviews section on this website allows readers to upload their views on what they have read.

5. Online Activities: Check your local library social media and website for upcoming Summer Stars events and activities!

Watch this space for any updates throughout Summer Stars and check out your local library service or local library website for further information on local activities and events.