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Launch of Summer Stars in Westmeath Libraries

Summer Stars 2021 launch

Summer Stars Reading Adventure in Westmeath.

Clr. Frankie Keena, newly elected Cathaoirleach of Westmeath Council Council joined staff in Athlone Library on Tuesday 22nd June to officially launch the Summer Stars Reading Adventure in Westmeath.

Clr Keena said he was delighted to be in Athlone Library carrying out one of his first engagements as Cathaoirleach. Clr. Keena is committed to supporting programmes like Summer Stars which  encourages children to read throughout the summer and to use the Library service. In these difficult times,  the library remains a  free resource with free membership and no fines . It has continued to support the community through its online presence whether through online activities or ebooks and eaudiobooks. As such Clr. Keena thanked the Library staff for their ongoing work in promoting good reading habits.

The Summer Stars Reading Adventure is part of the national Right to Read literacy initiative that encourages children to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and to participate in activities with their library. Children are welcome to sign up in any Westmeath Library, complete their reading log and receive a reading reward.

In addition, the programme is accompanied by a range of online activities including: storytimes, craft sessions, scavenger hunts and more!!!  Follow  https://www.facebook.com/WestmeathLibraries for up to date details of events and activities.

Libraries Ireland are inviting children to stretch their imagination and write a short story as part of Summer Stars. The story must begin with the line: Of all the places in the world, I never thought I would be here. The competition is open to 6-18 year olds with three age categories: age 6-9, age 10-14, age 15-18.

So start writing and submit entries here

Westmeath Libraries are open for browsing and borrowing so pop in for a visit, stock up on some reading and sign up for Summer Stars. Remember, once registered for Summer Stars, participants can also borrow ebooks for free using the Borrowbox app.

Westmeath Libraries is currently open for browsing and borrowing

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Athlone 0906442157

 10-5  10-5  10-5  10-8  10-5  10-1.30

Castlepollard 0449332199

 10-5  10-5  10-5  10-8  10-5  Closed

Kilbeggan 0579333148

 Closed  10-5  10-5  10-8  10-5  Closed

Moate 0906481888

 10-5  10-5  10-5  10-8  10-5  Closed

Mullingar 0449332161

 10-5  10-5  10-5  10-8  10-5  10-1.30





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