Summer Stars Reading Program


Summer Stars is the public library national summer reading program for children that runs from the 15th of June until the end of August 2020. 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 is regarded as having completed the program – and it’s all completely free!

As this year has brought unforeseen changes to all of our lives and interactions with one another we are offering an enhanced online program as well as the ability to borrow physical books.

Activities for Summer Stars 2020:

  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


  1. 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 at


  1. Story Competition: As well as 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.


  1. Books: As public libraries continue to expand the services provided on a phased basis over the coming months. Louth LIbrary Service is currently operating a Contact & Collect service. All details are available from your local branch.



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


Full details of the programme are available at

Details of how children can join and borrow from us will be available via our website or by contacting their local library.  Parents/guardians can register their child, if not already a library member, either online or over the phone with the help of our staff.

Ardee Library 041-6859023

Carlingford Library 042-9324113

Dunleer Library 041-6859016

Drogheda Library 041-9876162

Dundalk Library  042-9353190





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