Summer Stars Activities 2020

Find out what's happening for Summer Stars 2020!

Summer Stars illustration showing child reading a book in front of a laptop

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

Throughout the year, a programme of events for the whole family is available through your local library service, such as story time sessions and children’s activities, as well as access to exciting collections of children’s books, ebooks and e-audio books for all ages.

There are lots of fun activities planned for Summer Stars 2020, including the following: 

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. 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 (coming soon!). 

3. Story Competition: As well an enjoying the amazing worlds of books, Summer Stars is also celebrating children’s imaginations by running a short story competition, An Unexpected Adventure. There are three age categories with great prizes for all the winners and runners-up.

4. Books: As public libraries continue to expand the services provided on a phased basis over the coming months, some authorities will provide book lending services to children where possible. Please check with your local library if book lending services are available.

5. Online Quizzes: Check your local library social media and website for upcoming Summer Stars online quizzes and scavenger hunts!

6. Reading cards and reviews: Children can track their reading progress with reading cards (printable version below) which can be marked each time a book is read, online or in print form. A reviews section on allows readers to upload their views on what they have read.

Watch this space for more information coming soon, and check out your local library service or local library website for further information on local activities and events.