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/ ebook is regarded as having completed the programme – and it’s all completely free!
Summer Stars is the free national reading programme for children that takes place in all public libraries and online each summer. It will run from 14th June - 31st August 2021.
Activities for Summer Stars 2021
- 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 here or in your local library branch.
- Online Storytime. Summer Stars storytime will be delivered by library staff, available through your local library social media pages and Wexford Public Libraries YouTube Channel.
- 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. There are three age categories with great prizes for all the winners and runners-up.
- Books, lots of books. We are open so do visit to stock up on your summer reads and register for Summer Stars!
- Online Quizzes. Check your local library branch facebook page for upcoming Summer Stars events and activities!
Short Story Competition 2021
This year, as well as enjoying the all the amazing worlds you visit when reading books, Summer Stars is celebrating your imagination by running a national short story competition. The national competition is open to 6-18 year olds living in the Republic of Ireland - of course 6 year olds won’t be competing against teenagers! There are three age categories: age 6-9, age 10-14, age 15-18.
To enter, write a story using the following opening line: Of all the places in the world, I never thought I would be here...
There will be 15 finalists in each category and one national winner from each category.
Each category winner will receive a Tablet.
Each finalist in all categories will receive a €50 voucher.
That's a lot of great prizes and a lot of chances to win so let your imagination fly and start writing today!
Read last years Short Story Competition 2020 winners stories An Unexpected Adventure... here.
Watch this space for any updates throughout Summer Stars and check out your local library branch for further information on local activities and events.