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Summer Stars Reading Challenge 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Summer Stars Reading Adventure continues this summer, albeit in a slightly different fashion! This year, the challenge runs from Monday June 22nd until Friday August 28th in Kilkenny, and can be done digitally.

With children spending more time at home, we have tailored this years’ challenge accordingly, by increasing access to more eBooks and eAudiobooks on Borrowbox than ever before, along with eMagazines, and a programme of storytimes, quizzes and much more. links to these will be published below. If you prefer a physical book, just check Kilkenny Library social media platforms for current details of branches providing service to the public.

What you need to get started:

« A current library membership: Parents/guardians can sign up new members here or by phoning Library HQ on 056 7794160

« Summer Stars Reading Card: Click here to download in English, or here for Gaeilge, or collect one when borrowing through our branches currently providing services.


How does it Work?

« You can borrow our eBooks, eAudiobooks or eMagazines online from home

You can borrow physical books for children from our libraries that are currently providing a service (Check website and social media for updates as opening hours are subject to change, & pre-booking may be necessary)

« Track your progress on the reading card and watch out for regular story times, crafts, workshops and quizzes below.


Returning your completed card

« When you have finished 8 books/magazines, fill in your name and library card number on the reading card.

« Return your card by any of these methods:

o   Hand in your completed card to one of our branches currently providing a service.

o   Or Email a clear scan / image to

o   Or Post to: Summer Stars, Library Headquarters, John’s Green House, John’s Green, Kilkenny R95 YH61

«    All completed cards returned by 5pm Friday 28th August will be entered into a draw for bicycle vouchers worth €200!

For more information, phone 056 779 4160 or email

Click the image below to find out more details of our Summer Stars activities.



Click below for Summer Stars Storytimes & Recommendations:

Peace at Last by Jill Murphy (Read by Mary)

Check out book recommendations and other activities on Libraries Ireland Summer Stars

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This initiative is part of our Right to Read Action plan for Kilkenny Local Authority.