Note: Closing date for Summer Stars, Super Stars and Golden Ticket extended to 10th September
Summer Stars is the free national reading programme for children that takes place each year during the summer in public libraries and online throughout the country. Our goal, as always, is to promote every child’s right to read and to invite all children throughout the country to join the adventure and to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing over the summer. It is for children up to 12 years and ABSOLUTELY FREE!
This years programme runs from 13th June to 31st August – register at your local library to start the reading adventure! Take a look at all the free events and activities happening in Laois Libraries in our brochure here.
Story Stroll – Wee Donkey’s Treasure Hunt
Read a book in the open air! Author Erika McGann has kindly allowed the library to convert her book Wee Donkey’s Treasure Hunt to outdoor format. Click to download and print the Quiz and Answer Sheet or call into your nearest library to pick up a copy. When you’ve completed your answer sheet, bring into your local library to get a small prize! The Story Stroll will be available in the following places over the summer:
Mountmellick Playground – Fri, 10th Jun to Thurs, 30th Jun
Rathdowney Playground – Sat, 2nd Jul to Thurs, 14th Jul
Mountrath Playground – Sat, 16th Jul to Thurs, 21st Jul
Abbeyleix Playground – Sat, 23rd Jul to Thurs, 4th Aug
Stradbally Playground – Sat, 6th Aug – Thurs, 11th Aug
Portarlington Park – Sat, 13th Aug – Wed, 31st Aug
Pick up a Town Trail Quiz and Map from the below libraries or click on the links below to print and download your own copy… When you have completed the Trail, return to the library and pick up your prize!
Abbeyleix Town Trail Quiz/Map
Portarlington Town Trail Quiz/Map
Portlaoise Town Trail Quiz/Map
Rathdowney Town Trail Quiz/Map