Home > Our Services > Your Council > Council news

Library : Summer Star 2017

Avoid the Summer Slide and become a Summer Star in your local library

Summer holidays are here and Westmeath Libraries are delighted to host the Summer Stars Programme once more.

During the summer, children can sometimes take a break from reading. This vacation can however lead to a deterioration in reading skills, sometimes known as the summer slide. Reading during the summer helps children to maintain or even improve reading and literacy skills. Reading for pleasure and free choice of reading material are key factors in establishing good reading habits. This summer, encourage your child to become a confident reader and to explore all kinds of books while keeping boredom at bay.

How do you become a Summer Star? It’s very simple: Children are asked to register for the programme and pick up a reading card. Everyone who joins the Summer Star Programme will see their name displayed in their library. When children have read 8 books, they can pick up a reading reward from the library, and begin the journey to read another 8 books and earn more rewards. When the card is full, it can be returned to their library where it will be entered into our weekly Summer Stars draw.

The Summer Star programme begins in June and runs until the end of August

Drop into our libraries in Athlone, Ballynacarrigy, Castlepollard, Kilbeggan, Killucan, Moate and Mullingar to find out more or visit www.westmeathcoco.ie/library

Remember, membership of the library is free for all!

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 29/06/2017